Some Louisiana Critters

Fontainbleau State Park, on an old sugar plantation on Lake Ponchratrain, is filled with wildlife. Deer, relatively tame, watch us as we tend to the van or walk the camp roads.

It is great to see our northern birds, such as Yellow-rumped Warblers here in force. Southern birds, such as Loggerhead Shrikes like this one, are also fun to see once again.

Here is a sampling of others we have seen on this first birding stop of the trip:

Great Egret

Killdeer

Northern Mockingbird

American Coot

We are off to Texas today and anticipating some cool rainy travel weather but next week in the Rio Grande Valley look good. Buenos dias, mis amigos.

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One Response to Some Louisiana Critters

  1. Ginny Alfano says:

    Good Morning, Dick! We are enjoying the warmer weather here in SC as you are in Louisiana. Like you, we are seeing lots of great birds that are here now instead of at home. I especially love the Brown Thrasher – he visits our feeders everyday and stays for quite awhile. When I see them at home, they only appear out in the open for a couple of seconds at a time. What a beautiful bird! Lots of Towhees, Robins, White-throated Sparrows, Yellow-rumped and Pine Warblers, Carolina Chickadees and Wrens, Cardinals, Titmice, Red-bellied Woodpeckers, and a Pileated that works a tree right outside our camper everyday!! Mockers of course, and a very unprecedented (for this time of year) group of Killdeer with Pipits mixed in!!! We have a “way off course” female Dicksissel at our feeders as well. The Park naturalist was elated that I got photos – it’s a Park record!!

    I hope you and Sally enjoy your Texas birding. It’s always so much fun to read your posts and see your photos.

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