Greetings everyone! Back from my trip up north and therefore now have access to my personal bird reference library. What to do, what to do… oh, how about a post featuring another new check on my North American birding list. My count has received a serious steroid injection this month thanks to some very productive trips to the Lone Star state.
This particular find was encountered while visiting Rockport, Texas back in December 2016. Specifically, this was located in a small coastal neighborhood near Goose Island State Park. We became acquainted with this area thanks to a very friendly and helpful hotel clerk we befriended on a previous trip to Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. We were bummed we had not spotted a particular bird while checking out the refuge earlier in the day. Noting our disappointment she bestowed an extremely useful piece of information. We’ve been every visit since then.
Hit the jump to read more about “The King”