Mississippi Levee Road 8/15/2010

Sunday morning, Allan & Kathleen Mueller, Jane Gulley, Karen Holliday, Samantha,  and I traveled the Mississippi Levee Road from almost the Louisiana border to the Lake Chicot Pumping Station. Though long and hot (104 degrees at about 2PM) it was well worth the effort.  Among the commoners, we saw 3 Roseate Spoonbill, 10 White-faced Ibis, 2 Mottled Duck, 3 Upland Sandpiper, 7 Wood Stork, 1 Snow Goose.  Our most common bird of the day was probably Cattle Egret of which we saw about 500.  The White-faced Ibis was a hard call, we studied them in scopes for about 10 minutes before deciding they were the one and not the similar Glossy Ibis.  However, some glimpses of red eyes convinced us.  We all agreed that this road trip was well worth doing again.
Here are some images from the day.
Roseate Spoonbill
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White-faced Ibis
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Upland Sandpiper
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Wood Stork
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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
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Bonus!
Bumblebee
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