On a foggy Wednesday morning we arrived at the South Padre Island World Birding Center at 8.
It was a great morning to watch birds. This large flock of laughing gulls was making a whole lot of noise.
A few at a time flew down to the water for their morning bath.
We saw a number of herons and egrets, including this great blue heron.
I think this is a reddish egret.
And these two birds are Louisiana or tricolored herons.
This white ibis spent time preening, as well as watching the gulls.
There was a pied-billed grebe.
I think this is a willet. If I am wrong, on this bird or any other, please post a comment with a correction. I am fairly new at this.
We also saw an American crocodile.
And sand crabs.
After the fog cleared off, we climbed to the top of the viewing tower. There is a large boardwalk system there.
It was a great day for bird watching. There are always lots of birds when there is water. The next best place to find them is at a feeder.