We also saw Blue Winged Teal. The males are easier to identify than the females!
A Scarlet Tanager posed on a lamp post across the water. It was far enough way that I had to maximize the zoom on my camera – not the best picture but clearly a scarlet tanager.
A Tricolored Heron was fishing the pond
As were the White-Faced Ibis.
By now the Northern Shovelers
And American Coots have become familiar to me.
The Least Grebes were a little too far away for a good picture in the dim light of the cloudy day…but their silhouette is distinctive.
We were a little damp, cold and hungry by the time we made a short hike. We decided to find someplace for a late lunch and discovered The Smoking Oak in Mercedes, Texas. Great barbeque!