Today, a few pictures of the Leona Turnbull Birding Center in Port Aransas, TX. The birding center is too huge to get in one picture, but here’s a pic of the walkway out over the water. The reeds have come right up to the boardwalk this year.
There are ALWAYS birds there, you just don’t know what you’re going to see. This year there were hundreds of redheaded ducks, but too far out to get a good picture. Then there were the usual green-winged teal:
and the usual northern shovelers:
and the usual pelicans (The Three Amigos):
and the not very usual ruddy duck (you can see a bit of his blue bill):
and then there’s the not-usual-at-all ‘gator, making his way through some ducks and a lone grebe:
Seems so wrong for him to be there, but the wise birds just parted to allow “Stinky” through.