Cattail Marsh, Beaumont, TX, April, 2017
Not many Black-necked Stilts on the marsh when we were there. We were lucky to see a few of these cute birds. They don’t stand still, continually using their long bill to forage for food in the muddy waters.
I saw my first Black-necked Stilt on April 7, 1995 in Kauai, Hawaii. Howard and I were there celebrating our 20th anniversary.
Too far away for a good photo, but you can still make out this White-faced Ibis in breeding plumage.
The photo below shows a typical marshy area in the southern states. Beaumont has done an excellent job in preserving this area. We observed several species of birds; however, it would have been fun to be there a little later to see more of them migrating through.
Forty degrees this morning in Loveland, Colorado. We have cloudy skies and occasional snow flakes. Spring is coming!