Our last day along this coast - there is much in the plans for today and plenty to see - after layering up we headed off. While waiting for the light to change we watched with glee a Caracara eat his breakfast.
|Picture was taken in an idling car and from the back center seat where my view was extremely limited.|
|We arrived at our first destination and were greeted by a pair of Great Blue Heron, from the look of it - they are sporting their bright and beautiful breeding plumage.|
|I was happy to see a Savannah Sparrow - I like these guys and I don't get to see them very often.|
|A Wilson Snipe was tucked in and staying warm.|
|Some of the roads that we didn't get to see - as I said I would need a week of Sundays to cover it all.|
|Sandhill Cranes - a few were seen and many more were heard.|
|A common and beautiful Great Egret.|
|Several Horned Grebes were swimming about.|
|A Downy Woodpecker.|
|One Tree Swallow was seen resting on a reed while his hundred friends were flying around.|
|A Red-shouldered Hawk - this guy was a lot more 'red' than what I usually see.|
|One of many Green Herons.|
What a great trip this was. Many of the group members mentioned how quieter it was 'birdwise' this time around but for me, being my first time, I was quite pleased with the entire experience and I look forward to the near future to re-visit this location.