Across the Sabine River from the Blue Elbow Swamp, on the Louisiana side, there is another boardwalk through the Natures Nest Swamp. Both are conveniently located at rest areas with travel info, coffee, free maps, restrooms, picnic tables, and vending machines. I always see more wildlife on the Texas side, but this is a nice place to stop as well.
I found this Great Egret stalking prey along the shoreline. I even saw him catch and eat something, though I'm not positive what. It looked like a minnow.
He finally grew tired of my company and flew away, and I finally got a shot of a bird in flight.
I'm using up the last of my vacation days for the year. I don't have to be home until Monday and have no official itinerary or reservations, so I'm not sure where I'll be tomorrow...
Wild Bird Wednesday
I found another meme, this one very appropriate for my end goal. After all, I am doing this project 365 in preparation for traveling the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail.