|Great White Egret|
Galveston Island – Texas.
Species seen 29.
Today we left Houston bound for three days on the Gulf coast, arriving at Galveston we took the road along the sea front and soon come across a few White Pelicans in the bay.
Scanning the mud flats gave us Great White, Little and Snowy Egret. A little further along the road was a field full of cattle, which of course had many Cattle Egrets amongst them.
Long tailed Grackles could be seen sheltering under parked vehicles from the high temperatures with the Texas sunshine at a high 95 degrees.
|Yellow Crowned Night Heron|
Birds seen around the ferry and beach area were
Magnificent Frigatebird, Booby, Osprey, Laughing Gulls, Royal Terns & Black Skimmers. A great afternoons birding of which most was done from the comfort of an air con car!
Other birds seen were, Ruddy Turnstone, Dunlin, Sanderling, White Winged Dove, Collared Dove, Common Ground Dove, Rock Pigeon.
One thing about Galveston is there are hundreds of Brown Pelicans around the area all giving fantastic views of them fishing by plunging in to the sea.