We went birding again today in High Island, Texas. We were definitely NOT disappointed. The two sanctuaries we visited both have watering spots set up for birds to drink, they call them drips. It looked like they all decided to take baths at the same time today.
We saw Blue Grosbeaks, Summer Tanagers, Gold Finches, Indigo Buntings, White Throated Sparrows, Catbirds, Brown Thrashers, Blue winged Warblers, Hooded Warblers, Orchard Oriels and MORE taking baths and drinking together. We also had a Painted Bunting land in our yard yesterday. This place is amazing for birds. We also saw our first Scarlet Tanager today. I got a few pictures I am adding, not as close and clear as I would like, I wish I had one of those huge birding cameras like a lot of birders. Mine will have to do for now.
After birding we drove to Winnie for Cajun food, they have a lunch special for only $6.99 and it has great home cooking, including the tea. We loved this restaurant and highly recommend it to anyone in the area. They also have a Cajun Market next door, they had every kind of meat you can think of, even alligator sausage. Yikes! I would have to be starving to eat that one.
When we got back home to the beach, I spotted another new bird. A Golden Plover. My bird list is now at 341 and I still have books to go through and more to add from birds I saw in other states. Wow! We are starting to plan our drive back to Florida soon. We will be missing this incredible place, I am sure we will be back later for more.
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