Monday, January 23, 2012

Anahuac NWR Birding Trip

Saturday we took a one day trip to Anahuac NWR.  It was a beautiful day--not too hot, not too cold, a bit cloudy but no rain.  We stopped at the lovely Visitor Center and took a walk on the boardward out into the salt marsh.  I could have stayed there all day! A flock of beautiful cedar waxwings and rufous crowned sparrows kept us mesmerized. But I'm glad we went on into the refuge.  There was a lot of road construction going on, probably still repairing from Hurricane Ike 3 years ago.  Anyway, we saw flocks of white ibis, pelicans, roseate spoonbills, and many other beautiful birds.  The star attraction of the trip was near the tiny town of Anahuac where JMM spotted a pair of Eastern Bluebirds.  How can anything be that beautiful!!  It was good to go and good to come home as always.

1 comment:

Hattie said...

Some day I want to visit the bird life down there. My sister is an avid birder and has seen some of the things you describe.