Black Terns circled around the 40 acre pond, another new bird for the county year list.
The Black-bellied Whistling Ducks are raising plenty of babies.
Two hundred Black-necked Stilts is a lot for this early in the season.
A stop at the playa on 1st and Lincoln in Hargill turned up 19 Snowy Plovers, a Wilson's Plover, 18 Gull-billed Terns and six Least Terns. The flooded field on 1st and Bucy Road held nothing of interest but will be worth checking in the future. The ponds on Brushline Road were all dry or almost dry.
So it was on to the CR 20 pond north of TX 186 across the line in Willacy County. The water there is dropping also but it was loaded with birds. This sharp breeding plumaged Glossy Ibis stood out among the 70 or so White-faced Ibisis.
Despite the variance in size, they all seem to have red eyes so they are White-faced Ibises. I think the size of the sexes are different.
Another Willet away from the coast.