"If I don't believe in solipsism, who will?" - Al Batt

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Day 12: South Padre Island

Our mentors
We met Paul and Carolee at South Padre. We had a good morning of birding, then they left at noon for Edinburg, chasing, hoping, praying for another rare bird. We, in turn, went to the Padre Brewing Company for beer and burgers. Then we returned to the South Padre sanctuary for "ordinary" birds. I've been posting a handful of typical birds we see each day; today I have to break away from that. There were some incredible birds today, birds that stood right up and posed for pictures. I've culled today's batch down to about a hundred photos, but I'm going to just post one bird today, the Roseate Spoonbill, just because at one time it is both awkward and graceful, ugly and beautiful. And a little goofy.

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