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!