Photo Gallery - 2013 Field Trips
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September 28, 2013 - VNC Trip to Boca Chica Beach
Horde of Brown Pelicans and friends just short of the jetties
The star of the morning was this immaculate Lesser Black-backed Gull, shot by Bob out his side of the car...
Another shot with some interesting wave action...
...and with an obliging Forster's Tern flying by!
Here a Forster's Tern (left) poses with a Common Tern; note how the black is limited to the ear patch on the Forster's.
Common Tern; the darker carpal bar and flight feathers are also good field marks.
Juvenile Least Tern, looking like a miniature Common!
Great Blue Heron patrols the dunes
Red Knot (not red this time of year)
Young Crested Caracara with a full crop
Every VNC trip has to have a "Birder Patrol" shot--here's the unorganized one...
...and the organized one!
L-R: Mary Jane, Norma, Anita, Sue, Bob, and Pat
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