Sunday, September 6, 2015

The Least of Birds

During this weekend's adventure, we saw two new species, the Least Bittern seen at Leonabel Turnbull Birding Center in Port Aranasas and the Least Grebe seen at Pollywog Pond in Corpus Christi.

There were a pair of bitterns in reeds at that the end of the boardwalk. These creep slowly through the reeds, grasping the stalks and slowly extending towards a fish and then spearing it quickly at the last second.

Least Bittern
Least Bittern

The grebes were in the NW pond at Pollywog. They were hard to approach but we could see there eerily prominent yellow eye from a distance.

Least Grebe
The location also netted us a Green Kingfisher seen across the pond

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