[texbirds] Pictures from yesterday, scoters, egrets, shorebirds etc

  • From: Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: 4 Texbirds Maillist <texbirds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 6 Jun 2015 13:51:47 -0500

The white-tailed kites are starting to fledge their young of the year. The
pair at Fort Travis had 2 youngsters on the wire
http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/160324640

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/160324639

Three youngsters were up the street near Retillon Road

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/160324638

The bedraggle surf scoter that rests on the beach west of the bolivar jetty
apparently swims out to the sunken ship off bolivar flats to feed on the
clam beds there. He was awol from the beach yesterday but was steaming
homeward when I was leaving the beach

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/160324641

The major problem with the wing feathers is getting worse.

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/160324643

Did not think of looking for the female or others out there until I got home

A gray red knot showed up on the beach after the tide started to go out

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/160324645

Eastern willets are on many fenceposts on the peninsula. Note the pinkish
on the base of the bill and the heavy base of the bill. The western birds
do not have the color and the bill is thinner all along its length

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/160324647

A bird up on Anahuac did not have much color but still has the thicker beak

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/160324655

And like the sandpiper and plover is also semipalmated

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/160324653

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/160324654

Common gallinule chicks have red head tops

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/160324656

The cattle egrets are nesting in the reeds and males have fancy face
patterns

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/160324659

Although they can lay the crest down

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/160324657

All the pictures can be browsed at

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/inbox

--
Joseph C. Kennedy
on Buffalo Bayou in West Houston
Josephkennedy36@xxxxxxxxx


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