Stephen A. Fuqua (saf)

a Bahá'í, software engineer, and nature lover in Austin, Texas, USA

Sam Houston Trail Park - Shorebirds!

shorebirds at Sam Houston park

Thanks to recent mowing, I was able to access the west-side of the pond at Sam Houston Trail Park in Irving, TX this morning. The pond is drying up — creating a wonderful concentration of aquatic creatures for the the shorebirds to eat. These photos are as good as I can do. Positively identified:

  • American Avocet
  • Snowy Egret
  • Least Sandpiper
  • Stilt Sandpiper (pretty sure, not absolutely sure)
  • Greater Yellowlegs
  • Northern Shoveler
  • Killdeer

I encountered a few more common birds, and just as I was leaving ran into a group of three Lark Sparrows to cap off the muddy morning.

Posted with : Nature, Sustainability, Environment, Wildlife, Birds