After leaving South Llano River State Park, continued down the road to Goose Island State Park on the Gulf Coast. Picked this park because it is close to Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, which I wanted to visit. My friend, Garmin, came through for me again, helping me find my way here in the dark. Went through Corpus Christi, then the small town of Rockport, and then on to the even smaller town of Lamar. The picture above show the view I have from my RV site. The water directly in front of my rig is shallow with sandbars. It becomes a marsh area to the right of me. Lots of birds here!
Above is a “little blue heron” seen from where I am camped. My bird book says it is a rare visitor to the edges of shallow, marshy ponds.
Snowy egret in foreground.
This picture was also taken from my camp site. It is a roseate spoonbill found only on the Gulf Coast, South America, and the Carribbean.
There are some serious fishermen here. The three above are the only ones I have seen in the water like this. Most are content to stick a fishing pole in the sand. All down the row of rv’s, there are (mostly) unattended fishing poles. People even direct lights onto the water so they can extend their fishing time into the night! The fish are jumping. You literally see small ones jumping out of the water.
In Lamar, there is one house with a pond and marsh on the property. Every night white egrets return here to nest for the night.
Grebe and a mule deer in marsh areas at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. There are supposed to be more than 600 alligators in the park. Have not seen one yet through all the high grass.
There are two hunting clubs in the small town of Lamar. There was a carcass next to the road by one of the clubs, looked like part of a deer. That was where this picture was taken.