Last Saturday morning we met up with some friends for a walk and a picnic at Brazos Bend State Park.
We began with a stroll around 40 Acre Lake, much of which is unfortunately now covered with invasive water hyacinth.
The stretches of open water were busy with Blue-winged Teal and Pied-billed Grebes.
The edges of the lake had many large wading birds: Great Blue Herons (below), Little Blue Herons, Great Egrets and White Ibis (below).
Common Moorhens and American Coots foraged among the vegetation or floated across the surface of the lake.
The trees along the sides of the lake had Yellow-rumped Warblers, Northern Cardinals (below) and many Eastern Phoebes (below).
Our final sihting before moving on to Elm Lake was of a Snowy Egret trying to scare up prey in the shallows.