40 Photos - Sep 28, 2014
Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Great Egret of the Parking Lot.Photo: Snowy Egret Fly-byPhoto: KilldeerPhoto: Parking Lot Egret #2Photo: Levee PrimrosesPhoto: The pumps that keep the Valley Ranch canals from flooding.Photo: Mallards turn their backs on me.Photo: Driftwood in the meadow.Photo: Momma and ducklings enjoying a remnant of the receded flood waters.Photo: Ducklings Part 2Photo: Wild grapes and a feral milk bottle. Elm Fork of the Trinity River is barely visible on the left edge, several inches below the sidewalk.Photo: How many snakes can you find in this little spot of water?Photo: Great Blue Heron was eyeing the snakes before I showed up.Photo: I saw one grab what might have been a crawdad. Searching around, I've found a possible id - Graham's Crayfish Snake. Explains why three were whipping around in the little pond.Photo: Endangered interior Least TernPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Friday: all open. Sunday: flooded again.Photo: Western KingbirdPhoto: Blanket flower and ?Photo: Find the dragonflyPhoto: Underside of a Painted BuntingPhoto: Painted Bunting on high zoomPhoto: Painted Bunting moves into the mesquitePhoto: Wondering if hogs have been bedding down here...Photo: Clasping-leaf confelower and ? (American germander???)