Oh, right. We left Mom to fend for herself at Rattlesnake Creek. Ha roo roo roo - just kidding. Let's take a look at some of the birdies we saw next! As we mentioned, we started seeing scads of Avocets!
|American Avocets and Blue Winged Teals|
Those guys were hanging out with some ducks! Also nearby was this guy!
|White-Faced Ibis, American Avocet in the background, mooning him|
Isn't the Ibis cool!?! Here's an action shot of one of the Avocets:
And here he is, doing a killer head-tilt pose!
Mom should have tossed him a Zuke's for that!
These two were looking for bugs together:
|American Avocets on patrol|
Mom stopped to shoot this scene with her iPhone.
In one of the trees in the distance, there are a bunch of Turkey Vultures! (Click here for a close-up.)
In one of the marshes, Mom saw this heron chased off ...
|Great Blue Heron with nesting material|
... by this guy:
Probably mixing it up to see who's really great!
We also saw a couple chase scenes on land!
|Snowy Egret chasing a Greater Yellowlegs|
|Snowy Egret chasing another Snowy Egret, Least Sandpiper in as the referee|
Here's a group of White-Faced Ibises doing a fly-by:
|White-Faced Ibises. Ibisi? Whatever.|
This heron watched them fly high over him!
|"Ibises? Ibisi? I don't know, either!"|
See? I'm not the only one.
Here's another birdie Mom had never seen before!
And just as she was shooting them (with the camera, people! with the camera!), another "lifer" flew past!
Mom said that's not the best shot, but she was excited to see yet another bird she'd never seen before!
We'll close today with this group of Black-Necked Stilts, a Snowy Egret, and a White-Faced Ibis. (This gathering was almost too much for Mom to handle!)
|"Yeah ... so, I just flew in from Canada, and boy, are my wings tired!"|
That Snowy was quite a card!
Stay tuned; more birdies and adventure to come!