Also frequently seen in Louisiana, a great blue heron.
There were some cool sculptures in the garden by the visitor's center.
Another Louisiana regular, great egrets. My main reason for posting this shot was to show the difference between them and the cattle egret (the smaller bird in the shot.)
My first sighting of neotropic cormorants.
Twin-spotted spiny lizard.
My first sighting of ruddy ducks.
In more recent, non-trip news, my "Detail from Crowned Crane" photo was recently "Explored" on flickr.
Next stop; the VLA.