Saturday, April 22, 2017

Sea Rim State Park, Sabine Pass TX

Of course I will get behind on blogging as I have most of the time a dead computer...It stays charged long enough for me to upload the zillion photos then it goes dead. I have been in Texas since Wednesday and I'm still at the very same place...because at first it was so awesome then the weekend hit, so I stayed put leaving here on Sunday.  Here is Sea Rim State Park.   on the Gulf coast.   Here is my camp they said sorry the campground is full..but the beach is open!

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So I said hell yeah!  Why would I ever want to leave....And to boot there are soooo many birds here.

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black bellied plover

Right outside the door of my van I see this!! And then the tide pools are full of terns, stilts, and long billed dowitchers. 


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black necked stilt
I have to sort through these terns and see what is there....




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there is so much to see and do right here..

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I  have met some nice people and enjoyed some good chats while I've been hiking around the park looking at the birds...

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dunlin getting their black belly patch

here is another shot taken right outside my van door...the Ruddy Turnstone.

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the staff here are so nice...the beach is considered primitive, so no amenities, but this to me is an emenity...

Another right in front of me lifer the Snowy Plover.

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One nature trail is the Gambusia...its all a boardwalk thru the marsh...its awesome and depending on the time of day you walk it you will see all sorts from coots, blue winged teal to Black bellied whistling ducks! Another lifer.

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it's just gorgeous here...

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and finally I see the American Avocet in breeding plumage! 

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Least tern...


Nearby is Sabine Woods I found this migrating Orchard Oriole

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Sabine woodlot

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Second day was perfect too...but I'll have to save that post for next.




PEACE
Eleanor Roosevelt: You must do the thing you think you can not.

6 comments:

  1. OH MY! all those birds and a beautiful spot to camp. It is way to hard to pick out a favorite because they are all so grand. But the last picture now that's a beauty there. The red billed ducks are gorgeous too. Such a splendid place.

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    1. I did not want to leave and I ended up staying 4 nights there...LoL, But I had to move on. Those black bellied ducks are new to me.

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  2. Yay, you're on the road! We were so surprised the first time we went to the Texas Gulf and you could (and we did) park our big RV right on the beach -- it was lovely. We stayed about a week that way before wimping out because I wanted hot showers .... but I loved it. That's where we saw and heard) our first laughing gulls. I couldn't believe their sound!

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    1. I was thinking of you yesterday when I saw 2 crested caracara on the pole! It is awesome to be back by the ocean again! The hot showers were def missed...lol

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  3. Lovely! That tern pic with all the terns looks to have mostly Royal Terns and Forster's in front, but also at least one Caspian and a Sandwich. Love that Orchard Oriole photo!

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    1. I finally sat down today and went through that pile, saw the Sandwich!! Lifer for me!! As Well as the common, I don't know if I neglected to ever see this bird or forgot to list it.

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