Saturday, May 28, 2011

On the Road Again

Later this morning we're off on a weekend birding trip and so I won't be blogging again until Monday morning. 

We're meeting up with friends at High Island to see whether the Roseate Spoonbills chicks have hatched. While we're there, I'll be hoping to add another bird or two to my 2011 list. A Yellow-billed Cuckoo would be a nice addition.

We'll have a picnic lunch at Anahuac NWR. Rails will be our main target here but there's always the possibility of seeing a new year bird such as a Swallow-tailed Kite.

We may try to get back to High Island to watch the sunset fly-in at the rookery before we spend the night in Winnie. They say it's quite a show!

Sunday morning I'll be at Anahuac early while Dee is getting up and organized. Then we'll drive along Bolivar to the ferry, stopping at Rollover Pass and the Audubon beach sanctuary. I'll be looking for White-tailed Kites by the roadside and Gull-billed Terns wherever we stop.

 Gull-billed Tern

We'll take the ferry to Galveston - hoping for a Magnificent Frigatebird during the crossing - and will have lunch at Mario's on the Seawall before heading home. 

See you Monday!

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