Here we are, on the way down:
|"I think I'll catch some Zs."|
"I need to help navigate."
OK, when we got there, there were tons of Pelicans all over the place! This is my favorite American White Pelican shot:
|"Hey! Watch where you're--"|
"Use your signal, buddy!"
How do they do that without bashing into each other? Amazing!
This Great Blue Heron had a lot to say as he flew by:
Speaking of greats, here's a Great Egret:
So majestic! So peaceful! Ah, but the refuge wasn't all serenity and peacefulness!
|"Get off of my lawn! Rocks! Whatever!"|
Somebirdie needs to switch to decaf! I'm not sure, but this might be the Snowy Egret version of giving that Great Blue Heron the finger:
|"And STAY OFF!"|
We'd best move along! Here's a pack-o-Pelicans!
|American White Pelicans and friends|
If you look closely in the center of the pack toward the left, you can see another birdie! Can you see him? I'm pretty sure it's a Penguin. Or at least a Great Blue Heron doing a Penguin impression. Really!
Here's one of Mom's favorite photos from the day:
And look at what else we saw:
They were all over the place!
Mom photographed this Coot enjoying a bit of tranquility:
We saw this Snowy Egret wading through the marsh, just minding his own, when:
|"Ho dee doh dee doh..."|
|"ACK!!! What the #$@& are these things?!?!?"|
He seemed surprised when he saw the Ibises! Here's a look at one of them:
|White Faced Ibis|
And here's his friend, taking off:
Here's a calmer look at a Snowy Egret:
|Our favorite egret -- the SNOWY Egret!|
Anyway, let me leave you with the Three Tenors:
I hope you feel nice and serene now!
|"Thanks for coming with us, everyone! Snuggle on in here, Mags."|
"Oh, I feel sooooooo serene, Cam. I can barely keep my peepers open!"
Enjoy your Sunday!
PS: If you'd like to see more of our photos from last weekend at Quivira, please click here.