Bird Walk and Estero Llano Grande State Park
Last year we spent a fair bit of time at a new state park called Estero Llano Grande and decided to go and see how much it had changed. They have definitely done a lot of work in a year — the park now has a large pond with a lot of water birds in it by the visitor center. You can pull up a chair and watch at least a dozen different kinds of ducks of water birds.
Cormorants drying their wings, a snowy egret in front.
A Screech Owl hiding in the tree --- look closely as he matches the tree.
The headless bird --- he's preening his right wing I think.
I'm pretty sure this is a female Northern Shoveler.