Anahuac N.W.R., 2/24/13
Took the kids to Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge today. Discovered that Lucy has very sharp eyes and an unusual talent for spotting alligators. Highlights included the lingering pair of Tundra Swans at Shoveler Pond, the brilliant male Vermilion Flycatcher that has been wintering near the refuge visitor center, and a Crested Caracara along FM 1985. This Red-tailed Hawk was photographed in the Wet Soil Unit. It didn't fly when we rolled up beside it, and may have been ill or injured. Its plumage certainly didn't appear to be in the best condition.