|W.G. Jones State Forest|
So I left Austin super early to get to W.G. Jones State Forest by sunup. The obvious goal was Red-cockaded Woodpecker, a Picoides woodpecker that has suffered from habitat loss in the southeastern United States. The timing of my trip was less than stellar as the breeding season had already wrapped up and the birds would be much more difficult to find.
|RCWO nesting tree|
|Laughing Gull - juvenile|
|Black-bellied Plover - juvenile|
|Tricolored Heron, among others|