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Port Aransas, Texas — on Mustang Island at the edge of the Gulf of Mexico

In Port Aransas, an alligator hunted in the pond by the wastewater treatment plant. When the alligator disappeared into the  bulrushes, fish jumped out, splashing, flashing silver. A Great blue heron and a coot followed the alligator—at a certain distance.

Great blue heron, American coot and an alligator

Great blue heron, American coot and an alligator

Bird list 3/12/2013

Brown pelican

Brown pelican

White ibises in flight

White ibises in flight

Black necked stilts
Ring billed gulls
Laughing gull
American avocet
Northern shoveler (a duck)
Great egret
Brown pelican
Cormorant
Blue winged teal
Ruddy duck
Great blue heron
Great tailed grackle
Redhead ducks
Cinnamon teals
Green winged teals
American coot
Roseate spoonbill
American white pelican
White ibises
Sandpipers
Night herons
Red winged blackbird
Yellow-rumpled warbler

Bonus sightings: two Monarch butterflies and a green anole.

Cheers, all.
Katie

Monarch butterfly

Monarch butterfly

Green anole

Green anole