Sunday 10 May 2015

Aransas and Goose Island State Parks, Rockport

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

Brown-crested Flycatcher

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