Tales From The Camping House

Tales From The Camping House

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Rain, Photography, and Bird Trip

We woke up this morning and the rain was coming down in buckets. You can't be too upset since rain is needed so badly here, and thank goodness this morning's session was a photography class indoors!  It was a nature photography class and we did get a few tips.  After that, we met Gary and Lisa to eat lunch before we went on the van birding trip we had planned for the afternoon.

I had figured out where we would be going on this trip, but was I wrong.  We got in a large van with 3 other people, 2 guides, and the driver.  The man in charge of taking us to birding spots was hilarious.  He made everything so fun and enjoyable with his excitement.  We ended up going to a pond at an rv park and a pond at a golf course.  It is so much more fun to be with people who can identify the birds so you know what you are looking at.

Some of the birds we saw for the first time were

A Killdeer



Pied-billed Grebe

Common Moorhen

We also saw a Least Grebe, Snipe,  and Loggerhead Shrike.

Tomorrow, we are going on the Whooping Crane tour and the weather is supposed to be great!

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