Brazos Bend & A Wood Stork Migration

On Saturday, we decided to jump in the car and start driving without any plans. We started down 288 toward Lake Jackson and came across the exit to Brazos Bend State Park and decided to take it. Yes, we've been to Brazos Bend a lot, but it is a hard place to get tired of.

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This time we were in for a real treat. We had been there about two hours and were about to leave when we decided to take one more drive around the park. We happened across these trees filled with large birds. I am not a birder, so at the time I had no idea what they were, I was just amazed at the sheer number. One of the park attendants came through and told us that they were Wood Storks and they come through here once a year on their way to Mexico. About fifteen minutes later, they started getting restless and in about another twenty minutes they were all gone. The mass exodus was simply is the only words I have to describe it.


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