She lives in a planned community (Shadow Creek Ranch)--which has miles and miles of paved multi-use walking trails and paths. The big bonus? Shorebirds!
The neighborhoods have many flood control waterways, which now have tall marsh grasses and water, perfect for year round and possibly migratory birds.
While there for several days, I saw White Ibis, Great and White Egrets, Great and Blue Heron, Killdeer, a plover-like bird, dark ducks, mockingbirds, red birds, and even a pair of osprey. These are the types of birds I associate with driving to Virginia and Maryland's Eastern Shore! And this for walking just 5 - 10 minutes!
The killdeer squacked until late at night
|Little Egret in flight|
|Egret departing; Ibis arriving|
|Great Blue Heron with two Ibis--one Ibis has a dark shellfish in its mouth!|
|Great White Heron|
|Egret in flight--urban setting!|
|Two ducks visiting|
|Egret and many Ibis feeding together|
|Little Blue Heron with a Great White Heron|
|Egret in flight|
|Urban setting--in flight|
I can't wait to go back!