When we got there we found one of our birding friends, Bev, and Gabriel, a young man whom we met yesterday at Estero Llano Grande. He had given us a little birding tour of the park.
Today, we saw several excellent birds (by excellent, I mean not the 'usual suspects').
|The Huisache trees are in bloom and the scent is wonderful.|
|Brown Thrasher (we saw the Curve-Billed and Long-Billed thrashers yesterday)|
|Newly-emerged, shiny sea grape leaf|
|Bottlebrush tree in bloom|
|Closeup on bottlebrush bloom and buds|
|Adolescent male Rose-breasted Grosbeak|
|Rose-breasted grosbeak with larva dinner|
|Black-necked stilt with muck on his leg|
|Pied-bill grebe with deformed leg up on his left side|
|Normally-elusive Wilson's Snipe feeding out in the open|
|Spotted sandpiper (spots haven't appeared yet)|