No, we haven't been back to Anahuac NWR since our visit there two weeks ago. But I just realized that I never finished blogging about that trip and about the wonderful time we had on the Skillern Tract.
The Skillern Tract is part of the Anahuac NWR but is about 7 miles east of the main entrance. A dirt road takes you south between rice fields for a few hundred yards before bringing you to river with a parking area and a bridge.
On this trip, the rice fields were being scoured by several Northern Harriers.
Down at the river, the vegetation along the river bank was crowded with Red-winged Blackbirds.
We saw no fewer than four Vermilion Flycatchers.
Several alligators were cruising the river or lounging on the bank.
Anhingas looked majestic as they flew overhead.
Two female Belted Kingfishers entertained us for a long time as they either chased or followed each other from perch to perch, clicking loudly as they did so.
On previous trips to the Skillern Tract, we had never ventured beyond the bridge. However, this time we noticed that a new concrete patrh had been built on the other side of the bridge and so we crossed over to see where it would take us.
But I'll have to tell you what we saw in another post because this one is already long enough.