Camping/Birding

Schriever, LA(Zone 9a)

For our first camping trip of the season, we pulled our camper the short distance to Grand Isle State Park (Louisiana) where we met up with friends who were renting a beach house there. Grand Isle is an important stop for migratory birds heading north for the spring. The community there has developed several "conservation trails" so that birding enthusiasts can easily observe the different species as they pass through. It just so happened that this weekend fell into the peak migratory period. Although none of us could be considered true birders, we nonetheless armed ourselves with binoculars and cameras and hit the trails. This was a fantastic experience and we all hope to make this an annual event in years to come. Among the species we could identify were Indigo Buntings and Scarlet Tanagers. Unfortunately, we didn't have a field reference and couldn't identify many of the other species. I thought ya'll might enjoy a few pictures. This is our camper on site #29 at Grand Isle State Park.

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Schriever, LA(Zone 9a)

Birders are welcome!

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Schriever, LA(Zone 9a)

I think this is a Scarlet Tanager

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Schriever, LA(Zone 9a)

Wild Morning Glories?

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Schriever, LA(Zone 9a)

Little House in the Woods

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Schriever, LA(Zone 9a)

Along one of trails

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Schriever, LA(Zone 9a)

Sunrise on the beach:

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KC Metro area, MO(Zone 6a)

Looks great!!!

Biggs, KY(Zone 6a)

Did you do any surf fishing?

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