We made a drive through DDWR and saw many yellow-crowned night herons sunning in the mangroves...this was the most we have ever seen in one drive. We used to see numbers of them at Bailey Tract but they must have moved here. Lot of white pelicans sunning in a couple areas of the drive along side cormorants and large group of shorebirds. Only saw one lone Roseate but they have increased in numbers in past years. We do miss seeing the large groups of ducks and the species that were here 20 years ago. Only saw pied-billed grebes ....no mallards, mottleds, blue winged teals, scaups, or other species of the past. Maybe just the timing of our drives.
|White Pelicans and Shore Birds|
|Yellow-Crowned Night Heron|
Tonight I made shrimp scampi with lots of garlic, red peppers, and mushrooms served over bed of linguine. Was yummy! Also had Key Lime Pie (fromTimbers) topped with fresh strawberries from the Farmer's Market. Nice ending to our day.