Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Common Alloy-bellied Gas Sucker

Texas bottom lands

Heading out on the boardwalks

Great-tailed Grackle

Texas Arrival

We had our first bird sighting.  The Common Alloy-bellied Gas Sucker! I can't believe we made it to Houston without a glitch. No delays; like the whole FAA thing never happened.  I guess the bird Gods were on our side.

Everyone is in good spirits, looking forward to lots of birds tomorrow. We stopped on the way to Winnie at a roadside Heron and Egret nest site full of Anhinga, Great Egret, Little Blue Heron, Black-bellied Whistling-duck, Great-tailed Grackle, and a few alligator to boot.  The group went to Winnie's best known restaurant, Al T's, for a truly Southern Cajun experience. The weather looks great and time will tell if the conditions all line up for a good "fall-out" at High Island.


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