Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Brazos Bend State Park

At noon on Sunday we spent an hou
r or so at BBSP.

We started with a look over 40 Acre Lake that produced very little except American Coots, Great and Snowy Egrets, a Yellow-crowned Night Heron, and this Great Blue Heron.

We followed up with a walk around Creekfield Lake. Coots here were joined by Pied-billed Grebes and Common Moorhens.

Common Moorhen

White Ibis fished from the bank while Mottled Ducks cruised the waters.

Red-eared Sliders sunned themselves on branches sticking out of the water while a solitary crocodile tried to be invisible in plain sight.

The best sighting of the day was this Cottonmouth, happily curled up by the edge of the path.

The area around the Visitor Center had Eastern Phoebes, Red-winged Blackbirds and Carolina Chickadees.

Before leaving, we stopped in very briefly at Elm Lake. There were a couple more alligators but the only birds in sight were a score or so White Ibis.

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