Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Parting Shots

A last couple of shots from Port Aransas. While we were there, this skimmer (right) was really working the tidal pool (it's a large pool, but probably not a pond as I said before -- it's pretty shallow, I think).

This skimmer went back and forth -- skimming! You may or may not be able to tell that the bottom beak is longer than the top -- that enables him to skim the top of the water with this lower beak in the water. He was really flying fast, and it was very difficult to get a good shot.

There were a lot of black necked stilts there as well. This one was walking right below the walkway, and I was able to get some close shots. This one's legs are not as bright red as some, but you can see that it's eye is right below the white spot on it's head. Curious...

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