Date: March 31, 2015
Weather: partly sunny
Temperature: start 63º
Wildlife count: Snake, Red-eared Slider, Gator
Year List: 218
Birds: Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, Great Egret, Tri-colored Heron, White-faced Ibis, White Ibis, Black Vulture, Turkey Vulture, Fulvous Whistling Ducks, Gadwall, Blue-winged Teal, Mottled Duck, Osprey, White-tailed Kite, Northern Harrier, Crested Caracara, American Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Northern Bobwhite, American Coot, Common Gallinule, Killdeer, Black-necked Stilt, Willet, Whimbrel, Wilson’s Snipe, Forster’s Tern, Caspian Tern, Mourning Dove, Belted Kingfisher, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Eastern Kingbird, Loggerhead Shrike, Purple Martin, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Boat-tailed & Great-tailed Grackles, Brown-headed Cowbirds, Glossy Ibis
This morning was our first Environmental Education experience – three classes of kindergarten children from Beaumont came. Stephanie, the Vol. Coor. had set up stations on each of the five senses. John and I each had the assignment of taking the children for a walk on the Willow’s path, where we saw all kinds of neat things to touch and hear and see.
After lunch, we worked on a few chores here at the RV and then received a text from Colin that there was a Glossy Ibis on Shoveler Pond. We had just completed our tasks, so we got in the truck and went to search. We saw only one dark Ibis, and when we got home and check the photos, it was the Glossy Ibis!
Dinner was a green salad with brats.