Headed down to the Lower Rio Grande Valley for a staff meeting with the other urban wildlife biologists.
Went to the World Birding Center in South Padre -- had to see the coast and the ocean on this trip. :)
A photographer friend of mine is visiting Galveston this week so I took her around to a few sites on the upperTexas Coast. Too bad the light was so poor.
Image taken in fog and drizzle. Two or three Gr. Yellowlegs with Willets
One on the shore line and one in the small pond feeding alongside some Willets
Granger Lake Bell Co TX
The Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) is a large North American shorebird, similar in appearance to the smaller Lesser Yellowlegs. Its closest relative, however, is the Greenshank, which together with the Spotted Redshank form a close-knit group. Among them, these three species show all the basic leg and foot colors found in the shanks, demonstrating that this character is paraphyletic (Pereira & Baker, 2005). They are also the largest shanks apart from the Willet, which is altogether...