We paid a visit to Aransas just to see if any Whooping Cranes might be present still but all of them had departed a couple weeks back for their breeding grounds in Canada. We still managed some good birds though with Brown Crested Flycatcher and Olive-sided Flycatcher being ticks. Scissor-tailed Flycatchers gave some great views too. Pat found a stunning male Painted Bunting!
Goose Island was also excellent with two more hummingbird species: Black-chinned and Buff-bellied. Wader passage has been excellent with really good numbers of Stilt Sandpiper, Pec Sand and White-rumped Sandpiper. The waders all seem incredibly photogenic.
|Ad White-rumped Sandpiper being drenched in a wave spray|
|Buff-bellied Hummingbird coming to a nectar feeder|
Great to see Steve, keep them coming! Adrian.ReplyDelete