A Tricolored Heron, formerly known by the more Cajun name of Louisiana Heron, could not be more agreeable to posing during a visit to Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge. Viva Egretta tricolor!
A rather somber-looking Northern Mockingbird seen at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday morning. Famed for their mimicry of calls by other bird species, this individual was rather quiet.
Back when I was a volunteer at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge (PINWR) I was fortunate to be invited to watch the expansion of Pelican Island via use of a helicopter flying bucket loads of dirt out to the island. Pelican Island has always been small, roughly 5.5 acres when it first became a bird sanctuary back in 1903. And after years of erosion, most likely caused by a hundred years of boat wakes gnawing at the shoreline, the island […]