Photo Gallery - 2014 Field Trips
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July 6, 2014 - South Padre Island - the Rest of the Pics...
Sunrise at the north end of PR 100
Early morning dunes
Snowy Plovers being adorable...
Royal (orange bill) and Sandwich Terns
Pretty sure these are Needham's Skimmers (female left, young male right); corrections welcome!
Baby Common Gallinule
Black-bellied Whistling Duck
Great-tailed Grackle giving the Evil Eye...
A hapless Seaside Dragonlet became lunch for this fish...
The swirls made by the fish created an interesting pattern!
Swimming tire tread... (Alligator)
This Common Nighthawk came sailing in for a drink!
What's he got--an eel??
Great Southern White
Young (?) Mottled Duck
Weird duck at the Birding Center--like a Mottled with a black bill! Domestic blood? Teal genes??
"Real" Mottled Ducks
Eurasian Collared Doves have taken over the place!
Head shot of a very tame youngster on the railing!
Duck, duck, dove...
Great Blue Heron with one heckuva kink in his neck!
First year female Golden-cheeked Warbler at the south side of the Sheepshead Lot; key field marks that separate it from Black-throated Green include completely white underparts, lack of an auricular patch, strong eyeline and "hook", "arrows" in the upper wing bar, and light streaking in the undertail coverts. Last but not least, the timing would indicate Golden-cheeked as they're dispersing now, whereas Black-throated Green don't start showing up in south Texas until August!
First year Goldencheeks also may not show any streaking on the back as an adult would.
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