A few shots from May 6 at Columbus Lake. I spied a kildeer sitting on a nest at the edge of the slag road that goes to the marina parking lot. It was late afternoon so the light wasn't optimal from my vantage point facing west but I didn't want to disturb them too much. I did get out of the van and took the last 2 shots from a few feet west but I was not close since I was using the 100 - 400 lens.

Water snake

Water snake

Kildeer sitting on nest

Kildeer sitting on nest

Kildeer eggs

Kildeer eggs

Changing the guard

Changing the guard

Other adult on nest

Other adult on nest

Great egret - from over 100 yards away.

Great egret - from over 100 yards away.