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All photographs ©2013 by Mary Beth Stowe

 

August 24, 2013 - VNC Field Trip:  Sod Farm Hop

 

You needed a video to appreciate it, but this turtle was making excellent time over to the viewing platform at La Feria Nature Park!

 

Several turtles (probably Red-eared Sliders) were joining this domestic "funny duck" hoping to get a handout!

 

There were several Least Bitterns cackling, but only a couple of these very secretive herons dared show themselves!  (Couldn't edit out the human voices, but the cackle is easily heard...) 

 

Great Egrets, on the other hand, aren't afraid to pose in the open!

 

   

Roseate Spoonbills (another showy wader) fly overhead.

 

A young night heron catching some rays at the "Rangerville Resaca".

 

Not the best shot, but it clearly shows a pale band close to the tip of the wing, identifying this bird as a Lesser Nighthawk.

 

Posing Green Heron

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