Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Goose Island, TX

Day three at Goose Island was devoted to photography. Some Buzzards waiting for the sun to send some thermals rising, Roseate Spoonbills chowing down breakfast, and territorial Whooping Cranes taking center stage. The sunrise wasn’t too shabby either.

The Whooping Cranes were out in force -- three pair. One was in the pasture where they seemed pretty groggy. Another pair was in St. Charles Bay stirring up food. The third pair was just south of the Big Tree and were making their way down to the bay. When they got to the bay, after a few bites, the second pair sent over the enforcer to shoo them away and they took flight for the pasture. Pretty exciting morning.

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