Both locations had a lot of Ibises:
We saw these guys at Quivira NWR; Mom was thrilled with how her shots came out:
Quivira was teeming with herons - especially Great Blues:
|Great Blue Heron|
There were also a good number of our favorites -- the Snowy:
That one is either giving Mom the finger (talon?) or flashing a gang sign. We aren't sure which.
Moving on to more members of the heron family that were present in good numbers ...
|Great Egret (in a field with Snowies)|
And on the more elusive side of the heron family ...
That guy surprised us!
There were quite a few Black-Necked Stilts. Some were engaging in protective behavior like we showed you last time because of the youngsters in the area!
|Juvenile Black-Necked Stilt being mentored by his daddy|
I think he was teaching him how to fish for bugs for himself! And speaking of going bugging, these guys were having a feeding frenzy!
If you'd like to see a video Mom took of Avocets (and friends) at both the Bottoms and Quivira, please click here!
And last, but certainly not least (except in size), we also saw a few of Mom's favorite ...
|❤❤ Snowy Plover!!! ❤❤|
We think he should get an A+ on his camouflage job!
Please tune in tomorrow to see our scenery shots - and a couple of us girls, too!
Thanks for going birding with us!
Um, that plover is not snowy...just sayin' (Grrrreat pics!!) play bows,ReplyDelete
WOW!!! Mom should be pleased, they are amazing photos!!!! And such pretty birdies. My favourite is the photo of the Blue Heron in flight, its like he's doing the fan dance, hehe!ReplyDelete
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx
It took us a minute to find the Snowy Plover. He really camouflages well! Your mom always gets the best shots!ReplyDelete
OMD..Bitterns, Avocets AND Snowy Plovers....Mama can't stop squee-ing!ReplyDelete
Rosy, Jakey & Arty
Those are all great shots and we enjoyed watching the video too.ReplyDelete
pawsome birding adventure and pics, Cammie! yay for coots and stilts :) we think the snowy egret is cute (and stylish with the yellow pawsies :D ) the avocets feeding were crazy! our mom says they remind her of how some of us eat...ReplyDelete
thanks for taking us along
pip, minnie, holie, sharpie, ditto, TL
wow! are you sure Ntl Geo isn't trying to contact you? beautiful!!! and thank you!ReplyDelete
Oh, that little snowy plover is adorable!ReplyDelete
Lovely! And how good of you to identify the birds for us so that we learn a little bit too!ReplyDelete