Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Day at South Padre Island


We spent the day with friends, Dean and Patty Ellison, at South Padre.  Dean drove us over in their truck.  We were supposed to go on a catamaran cruise on the Laguna Madre, however, the winds picked up and so we weren't able to go today.  We're going to try to get it done before we leave to head North for the summer.

We had lunch at a new restaurant on South Padre called Smoky Tails.  Both of us hand the pulled pork and it was really pretty tasty.  Then we  headed over to National Birding Center.  Although it was windy, we still saw quite a few birds.






Whimbrel


Female Redhead


Mexican Mallard


Blue winged Teal


Mountain Plover - he knows it is too early to migrate home yet!




Great Blue Heron


Great Blue Heron


Reddish Egret



Great Blue Heron


Willet


Blue Heron



Black-necked Stilt


Black-bellied Whistling Duck


Black-bellied Whistling Duck


Black-necked Stilt



 Red-winged Blackbird


Laughing Gull


Christ of the Fisherman on South Padre Island


Patty and Me



Dean and Patty Ellison and Me


The Gulf of Mexico



The Beach looking at South Padre Island



Sanderlings - they are so fun to watch running in and out of the surf.


There were high tides and red flag surf and yet there were surfers


Lee, Patty and Dean



Laughing Gulls


Dirty Al's Port Isabel

Before heading back to Winter Ranch, we ate at Dirty Al's.  Lee and I had the shrimp and it was wonderful.




Dean and Patty

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