Mitchell Lake Audubon Wetlands walk was close by, so I headed there. As usually my walk there took longer than usual due to looking for birds and taking photos. Word from the Visitor Center was that roseate spoonbills are around. I've never seen one, so I was on the lookout.
After the Audubon walk, I had lunch at home, then headed over to Grande Ford. They did an oil change and the safety inspection. Found out my battery could die any day and I need two new tires. The battery is going back to Costco as we bought it late in 2011 and it's a 100-month battery.
I did see some great birds today, but no roseate spoonbills. Click on the photos below to enlarge them. I checked the identity of the birds with the staff in the Visitor Center.
|First part of the walk with morning dew.|
|Juvenile red-tailed hawk|
|Orb weaver spider|
|Another view of the orb weaver.|
|The mysterious pod plant - staff had no idea what this is.|
|Green-winged teal and lesser yellowlegs.|
|Feather with dew along the top edge.|
|Great egrets roosting.|
|The butterflies were nuts for this plant!|
|Vermilion flycatcher - center (click to enlarge)|
|This cow was adorable.|
|Tropical or Couch's kingbird.|
|Juvenile red-tailed hawk - look at that wingspan! The end.|