Date: March 15, 2015
Temperature: start 56º
Wildlife count: Gator, Cottontail rabbit
Year List: 192
Birds: Red-winged Blackbird, House Sparrow, Turkey Vulture, Northern Mockingbird, Northern Harrier, Eastern Meadowlark, Great Egret, Neo-tropic Cormorant, Boat-tailed Grackle, Common Grackle, American Pipit, Killdeer, Savannah Sparrow, Lesser & Greater Yellowlegs, Pectoral Sandpiper, Black-necked Stilt, Northern Shoveler, Great Blue Heron, Green-winged & Blue-winged Teal, Gadwall, Tri-colored Heron, Little Blue Heron, Bufflehead, Snowy Egret, Pied-billed Grebe, Snow Geese, Red-tailed Hawk, Red-shouldered Hawk, Least Sandpiper, Mottled Duck, White-tailed Kite, Brown-headed Cowbird
What a beautiful morning! We enjoyed delightful worship this morning in Anahuac UMC and had the buffet lunch at Chelsea’s with Jim. After a quick change of clothes, we boarded the FWS truck to go with Jim to take the water samples. However, with just 3 samples taken, the instrument malfunctioned, and we spent the rest of the time birding. The refuge was ALIVE with birds! We think that they must know that it is spring, as we were seeing all kinds of behaviors‼
Arriving back at the campground, part of the group had already gathered at the fire-ring, so we all joined and sat and talked for several hours – it is a really good group.
Dinner was very light – left-over chicken Alfredo and a grilled cheese sandwich.