Sunday, November 7, 2010
Last Day in Louisiana
A really lazy morning! With no scheduled activity to get us out of bed, David and I got up an hour later than ususal. And this on top of the time change making a clock difference but not a sun difference! We also used the motel's business center to print out our boarding passes for tomorrow's flights. After breakfast with lots of coffee, we checked out and headed back to Lacassine NWR for a final buzz through some good Louisiana coastal prairie habitat. At the refuge entrance David thought the cypress swamp along the road looked good for Barred Owl and he was right (photo). David called one in and we shared it with a group of birders from Ohio who were on their way to the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival and had been following my Big Year on this blog. We revisited the refuge pool unit where we had been a couple of days ago and found mostly the same birds, but we did see some new ones and lots of alligators which we didn't see when we went through before. The Neotropical Cormorant (formerly Olivaceous Cormorant) posed so nicely I had to take his photo. The drive back to Jennings for lunch and on to New Orleans was uneventful. Now at the airport motel we're getting organized to make the rental car drop and trip to airport tomorrow morning as efficient and quick as possible. By tomorrow evening I should be in Canada with the goose search first thing Tuesday morning.