There were plenty of shorebirds on the mudflats including 25 Piping Plovers but nothing really interesting so I headed up to Access #6 and the beach. Again there was nothing too great. Only the normal three species of gulls and some terns, but not even a Sandwich or a Common. So I made do with the multitudes of Sanderlings. I counted 1342 of 'em during the 14.5 miles to the Willacy County line.
I did manage to scrape up a couple of Red Knots.
Here's a very stylish Laughing Gull. I'm not sure what this genetic condition is called.
There were an unusually high number of Double-crested Cormorants on the beach. I think they're late migrants.
So by the time I got twenty miles north, I decided I'd better head for home as the tide was rising. I'll return in a few weeks and check the area again.