Now that migration season has come to an end and only the resident birds are seen, I'll share some places I get my 10000 steps in for the day---
I've shown photos of some of the areas I go walking in the morning hours. From Pollywog Ponds to Charlies' Pasture, along the jetties on Mustang Island and NORTH Padre Island, on the beaches, at Blucher Park downtown, and along the seawall to name some areas. Now, I'll show some of the other areas, birding hotspots during migration, that I frequent. Perhaps by now you know of them if you visit here at Hootin' Anni's. But these are all 'new' photos never before shared...
The Willows [Mustang Island]
PACKERY CHANNEL [on Starry Road (North Padre Island)]
OSO BAY WETLANDS PARK [in town - Corpus Christi, Texas]
This is newly opened...it's been a couple years in the making. There is a new learning facility for school aged children up to adults, where they hold classes and have guided learning tours. The many trails meander through chaparral, and ends with the bay inlet. Along with ponds [one natural and the other man-made].
In the area below, the natural pond - they've just finished building a new observation deck on the bluff above the pond. The split rail fencing is found in open fields/desert areas to control the ATV [all terrain vehicles] from tearing up the landscape and ruining the natural habitat. Seen throughout are birds, coyotes, snakes, and even a bobcat or two have been spotted.
...in this area of the newly opened park is the man-made pond [nearby the learning facility]
I found some blooming water plants on the pond the other day. I know the purple one is water hyacinth but the white one, I'm not sure, perhaps of the orchid family?...hydroponic growing?
INDIAN POINT - SUNSET LAKES