We drove down Mustang Island and then to Padre Island and on to the National Seashore. This has been designated as a "Site of International Importance for Birds".
A walk on the beach provided some interesting shells, and many of these starfish
I loved the sight and the smell of the sea grasses. The scent reminded me of pepper.
I was feeling kind of let down that we didn't see any of the birds I was still waiting to glimpse, sandhill cranes, roseate spoonbills and whooping cranes. I think we'll probably need to take one of the bird cruises to see the whooping cranes.
On the way home we were already back in Rockport when Jim suddenly yelled at me to get the camera ready as he screeched to a halt beside the road. Eureka!Here are two roseate spoonbills, one white ibis and one other ibis, maybe a white faced?
I must have taken at least 30 pictures of these guys, they are so incredible. And there they were, right by the side of Highway 35 in Rockport!
It has been a good day!