ASCA Field Trip to Bois d’Arc WMA 7/11/2009

Samantha and I and perhaps 28 other birders descended on this WMA near Hope Saturday.  Our targets were Purple Gallinule,  Common Moorhen, and hopefully an American Alligator.   We got there at about 9:30 and immediately saw the first two plus young and later saw an alligator, Samantha’s first wild gator.  We called it a short day and headed home around noon.  Unfortunately, my 200-400mm zoom started acting up and I had to put the camera away before the alligator showed up.  At the commuter parking lot, where the journey started and ended, we saw a family of Killdeer including two or three young ones.

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