Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Birding in March & April in West Houston

Ibis foraging in a wet field in Barker Reservoir 
Great White Egret at Lake off S Barker Cypress Road in
George Bush Park 
Great White Egret at Detention Pond off Westpark at Hwy 6 
Red-winged blackbird with red shoulder patches (photo)
The red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 

Black-bellied whistling ducks lined up in a row 
Grackle on a Wetlands sign in Spring-time meadow
at lake near Beltway 
A pair of black-bellied whistling ducks in profile 

Bevy of coots and a pelican, with water tower 

A trio of ibises 
Ibises at the storm water detention pond between Eldridge and Highway 6
at West Park 
Lone blackbird on tree at North Dairy Ashford 

Black vultures perching high up in trees near Westlake 
Egret taking off from a pine tree 
Black-bellied whistling ducks are gregarious 

 .. and these ducks are also a lot of fun to watch 
There is always a lot of action, if not commotion.

Duck pond adjoining playground at Memorial Drive segment
of Terry Hershey Park 
Black vultures and ducks flocking at Harris County road-maintenance facility 
in Bear Creek Park 

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