Though we were a week or two early from peak migration, we still had a blast and plan on returning next year.
A highlight was Smith Oaks where the rookery was heating up. We saw nesting, displaying, and nest-building Great Egrets, Spoonbills and Snowy Egrets.
Here you see a Great Egret flying. Check out the beautiful green at the base of the bill and flowy feathers off his tail. Gorgeous.
This is an Eastern Meadowlark. They look identical to Western Meadowlark and differ in song only. I think this is an awesome photo.
We flew home and I had to leave right away. Then the day I returned, Dave headed west. He'll bring some fun photos from that trip soon!