Bolivar Peninsular – Gulf of Mexico.

Species seen 14.

Taking a stop at the Bolivar Peninsular Wildlife Refuge was an interesting hours birding as at one end you have the beach and lots of people enjoying the beach and sea for the day and a little way inland there is grassed and marshland areas with plenty of birds on view.

The first birds of note were Willet and Reddish Egret taking fish from the sea.  High above and diving were Brown Pelicans and scattered along the beach were Laughing gulls. 

Moving back from the beach towards the marshes gave great views of Black Tailed Stilt, Least Sandpiper, Killdeer, Lesser Yellowlegs,Semipalmated Plover, Bar Tailed Godwit, Little Egret,Great White Egret, White Ibis, European Starling and American Black Ducks.

A brief time was spent here; however, I got two lifers which made the stop off even better! Here a few other shots from the visit.

Upon returning to our apartment this Ruby Throated Hummingbird visited our feeder, not great, but a record shot at least!

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