This is my first attempt at posting a video, please let me know if you have any trouble viewing.
While visiting The Rookery at Smith Oaks on March 24, 2015, Howard captured the area on video using his iPhone. Look closely and you will see, Roseate Spoonbills, Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets and Neotropic Cormorants. Birds were arriving everyday to this nesting area.
I hope you enjoy seeing the nesting birds. Listen closely and you will hear frogs, lots of frogs.
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I mostly recognize the grunting of the nesting birds. (cormorants, I believe)
Hi Judy, yes there were quite the number of loud sounds! They had recently added more water so the Coons and other predators couldn’t reach the island; so we think the frogs were very vocal, because of this. Don’t really know, but the frogs were loud; Howard got a kick out of them.
Thanks for sharing the video. I might have to email you and ask how you uploaded it. I tried adding video from our stay at Whitewater Draw with the Sandhills but failed.
I cannot believe how many birds their were…. fantastic 🙂
Ingrid, you have to purchase the “premium” WordPress to gain adding videos; it also includes a lot more storage, domain name and more options such as fonds, etc. WP is offering a special to upgrade. This is not for the premium themes, but for the premium services. Let me know if you have anymore questions.
wow! really busy place! neat to hear all the sounds!
Hi Theresa, it was nice. This was my second visit to this Texas Rookery. If you live near by, you should go for a visit during migration/nesting.
Though I am not a birder, I do enjoy these large birds. Your video turned out great:) Thanks for sharing! Your new header is gorgeous:)
Also, thanks for your concern, Sheila, for my leg. I’m not sure if you saw my response to your comment but my leg is back in strength. It is still a little numb but that isn’t bothering the full use. It is good to have two good legs on our hikes:) I appreciate your asking:)
With all the hiking you do, especially in the “backcountry”, you should take up birding! 😉
You are welcome, glad you are doing better with the leg and I hope the numbness goes away.
Thanks for mentioning the header. It was taken at Lake Louisa State Park during the winter months. I worked on my blog yesterday, changing the theme, etc. Still learning about this theme and its options – fun!!
Take care and Happy Hiking!
What an amazing sight!
Hi Pat, it is something to see for sure!