This is my fourth spring trip to High Island and it is always fun with new birds, dolphins, alligators, and more birds. We say in a cabin that overlooks a beautiful marsh. On Saturday, the water was low and there were thousands of shorebirds. I have never seen so many birds. I have been studying the shorebirds because many of them look similar. It paid off as I worked to identify all the species. Shorebirds have such long bills, and are always running poking the mud as they look for worms, shrimp, and other bits of food. I could watch their antics for hours.
What a great trip!
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|Jacob using the scope for a better look!|
|Saturday, April 21st mud flats with multiple species|
|UT Class at Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge|
|Lesser Yellowlegs at Anahuac NWR|
|Pectoral Sandpiper at Anahuac NWR|
|Orchard Oriole sipping nectar from Anahuac NWR|
|Dunlin, Sanderling, and Gull on the Beach|
|Brown Pelicans and Gull|
|Scarlet Tanager in Mulberry Tree|