|Yellow jacket nest (click photo to enlarge for greater detail)|
|Juvenile white-faced ibis and blue-winged teal.|
|Two American avocets and a black-necked stilt.|
|Where I walked...this is between two ponds.|
|Caracara, AKA Mexican eagle.|
|Butterflies in abundance right now|
|Area closed for these folks.|
|I used my telephoto to take photos of the birdwatchers.|
|Whirring Common Whitetail Dragonfly|
|Flower on the right has a butterfly on it.|
|American white pelican in flight|
|American white pelicans|
|Aren't they amazing? They're huge.|
|Getting ready to fly off.|
|A basket of colorful work gloves for the 4-H volunteers.|
|Great egrets and Roseate spoonbills|
|Pelicans heading my way!|
|American avocets and black-necked stilts.|
|A beautiful fluffy feather.|
|Plant ready to bloom at Visitor Center.|
For those of you who haven't seen the comedy, "The Big Year" with Steve Martin, Owen Wilson and Jack Black, Bob and I highly recommend it. The movie is about bird watchers competing to see who can see or hear the most bird species in one year's time. And, yes, there really is a Big Year competition every year.
Next Saturday the Audubon Society at Mitchell Lake is having their Fall Festival with booths and information. Maybe I'll head over there. That afternoon, they'll be having a raptor show too. Cool.
This evening Bob and I went to our RV park's Steak Night. The park sets up big charcoal BBQs and everyone brings their own meat to grill. You pay $3.50 per person at the door for the rest of the meal: salad, salad dressing, baked potato with the fixin's, dessert, and iced tea or water. We grilled cod in tin foil which was very tasty. (I put a thin layer of mayonnaise on both sides of the fish and sprinkled ground cumin and garlic salt on it.)
We sat a table with three other couples who travel together. They are on their way home to California at the end of a 90-day trip across country, down the East Coast, and now across the southern states. Wow! 90 days to see the entire East Coast. That's a pretty quick trip.
Our forecast is for 30-60% chance of thunderstorms and heavy rain for the next five days. We just had some heavy rain roll through and it sounded great on our 5th wheel roof. We'll see if the weather allows us to walk tomorrow.
Enjoy your Sunday. Travel Bug out.