Honey and I decided to skip all the work of making a Thanksgiving dinner and just decided to go birding and have a picnic instead. Since Kleberg County was so good last weekend and Honey had never birded up there before, we decided that would be our destination. No luck with the Brant reported last weekend or the Surf Scoters. However we still managed a very respectable 105 species for the day. This Wilson's Snipe was hunkered down in the mud.
This Sedge Wren was a thrill for me as I do not see them very often. They're actually fairly common but it takes a little effort to find them.
We had seven species of sparrows on the day. Here's a Grasshopper Sparrow on the fence.
There were plenty of shorebirds at the county park and up at Drum Point. Here are Black-bellied Plover, Dunlin and Least Sandpipers.
And another Dunlin.
I like this pic of the Dunlin plunging his head into the water.
A couple of Sanderlings.
An American Pipit was being very cooperative.
Sandhill Cranes finished off a beautiful Thanksgiving.