30 March 2011

Today in Texas...High Island & Surrounds (30 March)

A scout around the Bolivar Peninsula got us great looks at several Wilson's Plovers and Long-billed Curlews along the coast, that also produced our first Black Terns (group of 3 non-breeding adults over the sea) of the spring at Houston Audubon's Bolivar Flats sanctuary. An afternoon walk around HAS Smith Oaks sanctuary on High Island produced a small flock that held a spanking male Yellow-throated Warbler, in the same flock with a Red-breasted Nuthatch, and several tree-hugging Black-and-white Warblers too. The rookery was also lively and busier than it has been for the past few years, with many displaying Great Egrets, and Roseate Spoonbills trying to find a space among them!

Daily updates to come from High Island and the Upper Texas Coast to come...

1 comment:

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Great post and love the banner image ...wild feather ;) Have a great weekend~