Jon McIntyre has found another good bird, this time a Sooty Tern at Rockport Beach. Sooty Tern is actually a very common bird found in tropical pelagic waters around the world. But it's not every day in Texas you can see one from terra firma. Usually, if you want to see one, you have to be bouncing up and down on a pelagic birding trip, trying to keep from tossing your cookies! So Honey and I headed up there yesterday and got some great looks.
The Sooty Tern is hanging out at a breeding grounds for Black Skimmers and Laughing Gulls.
We then traveled up the road to Goose Island Stae Park where we didn't see too many birds but I got great shots of this cute little female Seaside Dragonlet. It's the only species of dragonfly know to breed in salt water.