OK, I’m happy here and could easily stay a season. The park is small (about 60 sites), the price is good, the people are wonderful and I can take walks with Peaches around the canals and see all kinds of birds. I’ve made friends and they accept that I sometimes don’t want to be sociable … it feels like family and there’s a good chance I’ll come back for the season next year. But that’s too far away to make a decision so it’s just a possibility now. Since the park is mainly Winter Texans who are now leaving their rigs here year-round and many less that are transient sites … it isn’t a place you can be guaranteed a spot next year … but the owner would love me back, so hopefully if I make the decision, there will be a place for me.
That said, the following pictures are of birds I’ve already resized and named, for the most part – as well as some sunset pics and Peaches pics, etc. I’m going to do a separate post with many more pics (some of the same birds, some of others, etc – but I took sooooo many pictures and hate to leave too many out.
Please feel free to correct me if I’ve misnamed a bird. I’m not a pro at this.
The heron below was almost totally hidden in the grasses along the canal. I was zooming in to see for sure, when he dove in the water and flew off to the field. I found him in the field where he was taking apart and eating the fish he caught.
We were having several very cloudy days and I was watching everyone posting the early supermoon, etc … then posting the rising supermoon – and I thought I would not see it. I kept checking and as the night progressed, the clouds broke. Nothing like the rising pictures I’ve been so admiring, but I was so happy to see that big, beautiful globe in the sky.
Roseate spoonbills are one of my favorite birds since I first saw them in Port Aransas when I spent the year there. It’s funny because I’ve never been a big fan of flamingos which are big with women rver’s. I thought I would only see them at some of the major birding areas, but with the amount and variety of birds I had been seeing here, I always kept an eye out. My first sighting, I scared the couple of them off by the time I realized they were there. Love that they, the white pelicans and the egrets here all are mixed up and sharing space. One thing that was interesting – as I’d get closer, first the white pelicans would fly. Closer yet and the spoonbills flew off. The egrets aren’t nearly as afraid, but still would fly off if too close.
She’s really a sneak – knows to stay out of the mud puddle in the one area – until I’m trying to focus in on the White-Tailed Kite which I do from near it. This kite like the area that I can best try for pictures from next to that dang mud hole if there’s been any rain in a few days. One day (no picture) I heard Peaches splashing around in it. Yep, that’s my girl.10/22 – 11/22/2016 – Anglers Nest RV Park, Los Indios, TX
There will be more of the same birds in the next post, as well as others – some of which I don’t know for sure what are … hopefully I won’t repeat any of the shots in this post. And, sadly, I saw birds I didn’t get pictures of (two just this morning!)