(Above: Seaside Sparrow)
I've still got some stragglers from recent trips to Anahuac NWR. And whywhywhy do I not have anything clever to say anymore? Maybe one day I'll be back to the old Johnny Nutcase. So, that Seaside Sparrow, as mentioned in another post, was a bit of a weirdo. He and a bud were all hanging out on the rocks like they actually wanted their photos taken. Seasides don't do that, who do they think they are!?
(Above: Fulvous and then some Black-bellied Whistling Ducks- NO! They aren't Fulvous, they are immature Black-bellied, lies, all lies!)
And for some reason, I was actually able to get photos of Black-bellied and Fulvous Whistling ducks (lies, they are immature Black-bellied), which is also weird. Because I seem to have pretty horrible luck with duck photos for whatever reason. The rail was pretty fancy. I was able to stare him down for about ten minutes (why don't I have more photos?) while he snarfed up some tasty treats. There was a Great Egret and a Tri-colored hanging out in the same area, with some terns in and out also. Good fishing spot I presume. Oh yeah, I had a hard time identifying this guy and so I've been told it's a Clapper/King hybrid. Or as some nerds refer to it: Cling Rails. I'm not that level of dork, so I will not fondly refer to said rail as a Cling, I just can't do it. World Bird Wednesday Nature Notes
And then there's the sanderlings (always cute), Ruddy Turnstone, and Savannah Sparrow below.