One especially began to draw not only my attention but that of another. See that big lump in his bill?
Then I saw why. Look closely and you will see a large bass.
Eventually one gave up realizing there are plenty of other fish in the sea, but one stubborn guy wasn't ready to quit.
In the end there was a winner.
And the look on the looser's face was priceless after having his catch stolen.
After all that drama I did end up seeing the American Oystercatcher I was looking for.
With a bill like that how could I miss, right? Saw a few others too.
|Yellow-crowned Night Heron eating Blue Crab|
|Sanderling eating a shrimp|
|Great Blue Heron|
Fun watching him and his siblings roaming the rocks. Lovely eyes, too.
So you can see I have added a lot of new birds to my Lifer List. I am up to 198 photographed. Some species I have updated because I have been able to get better pictures. Check out the pictures and list by clicking here or going to the tab at the top of the page called My Lifer List of Texas Birds. The Mourning Dove is one of my favorite new pictures, by the way, as is the Tricolored Heron.