Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The "Bird Walk" at Rockport

Just south of Rockport proper, they have set up a long boardwalk that goes out into the wetlands. There were a lot of big waders (Great Egrets and Great Blue Herons, a Tri-colored heron and a Reddish Egret (pictured below). But what really caught our attention was "Momma Stilt". This stilt had obviously build it's nest near the walk way and was trying to convince us she was wounded to draw us away from the babies.

Here's another shot of her with some good reflective action going. (Are reflections active? Maybe not.)

We saw a lot of flying birds that I'm fairly certain were sandpipers. Here are two different sandpipers. The smaller one is probably another white rumped (see the flying sandpipers below). The taller one looks like it might be an Upland Sandpiper.

These are both new birds for our life list!


Lee said...

Another great series of pictures, Stormy. That spoonbill sure is fascinating looking. Thanks for sharing. :)

Stormy said...

Hi Lee,

Thanks for visiting!