Took a quick trip to the coast in December to check out some areas we hadn’t been to yet (Sea Rim State Park and parts of McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge). Camped out and birded/played the next day.
Saw a lot of good birds but I was happy mainly because I got my plover fix. Piping, snowy, semi-palmated and killdeer. About a dozen Pipings- a whole bundle of cute! I’m just going to say it: If you don’t like plovers, something may be wrong with you. (Top: Snowy Plover. Piping Plover with a Semi-palmated running in front.
Below: Piping Plovers with a couple Semi-palamateds thrown in)
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(I also saw a dead blue-footed booby on the beach, which I’m well aware sounds utterly insane, but this has caused an uproar with some pretentiousand very a$$holey Texasbirders. It was the one and only time I didn’t have my camera on me- end of the day, getting dark, just taking a casual stroll along the beach looking for treasures in the sargassum seaweed. Though I’d love to delve deeper into much about that, I’m refraining)