A Mixed Bag of Birds
Another solid overcast cloudy day here on Goose Island. Sunday, I leave here for South Llano River State Park out in the hill country of central Texas so this may be the last post for a week or two as it appears there is no Verizon coverage out there.
As always, click on any image for a larger, sharper version.
I am hoping to find wildflowers in bloom out there as well as spring migrants and there is supposed to be a large turkey population in the park. I have noticed quite a few flowers starting to appear in the pastures here in Lamar.
This flycatcher was caught doing his thing along the fence line of the pasture on 12th Street.
Not just another pretty face!
This great blue heron was just passing through
as was this roseate spoonbill. In addition to the whooping cranes, there is a large variety of birds using the pastures and the pond within as a roosting and/or feeding resource.
A Long billed curlew feeding in the shallows within the state park.
Not a great photo, but it is rather unusual to see this many whoopers peacefully hunting together, usually they tend to stick to pairs or a family unit of three and aggressively chase other whoopers away. Today, these guys were actually kind of boring to observe as there never were any flare-ups amongst them.
I kind of liked the dark background this grazing cow provided for the whooper.