Yes, ESO for both of them….as you may have missed, DaLo noted, “here’s another picture of that gorgeous ESO.” and both pictures show the bird in a nest box.
I enjoyed reading your post about Lake Pasadena….all those birds on a lake that really isn’t that large, but the birds certainly have a safe haven in the middle of it with those Mangroves. Seeing a Great Blue Heron carrying nesting material there, would make me think that it is building a nest. I’m sure you will go back there often to see what’s new with all the nesting birds. I also enjoyed your slideslow….especially the pictures of the Wood Stork. They may not be the prettiest bird, but they have a very pretty wing pattern….nice shots of that!
I’ve been trying to catch up with my processing from our trip and with posting my sightings on eBird, a time-consuming effort. The immature Sharpies are still harassing the birds in the yard, notably the Blue Jays. This is the longest they’ve been around and I can’t help but wonder when they’ll move on so my poor birds can live in peace…..actually, I should be thankful they’re the immature birds and not adults. Twice today, they chased Jays into our windows….it always makes me cringe when I see or hear that happen. Thankfully, the Jays were not injured.