|A Great Egret takes flight|
We had fun watching the pelicans, and they were quite accessible to photograph as we spent a lot of time on the waterfront and the free ferry run.
They brought to mind the limerick...
A wonderful bird is the pelican
His bill can hold more than his belican
He can take in his beak
Food enough for a week
But I'm damned if I see how the helican
by Dixon Lanier Merritt
|The Three Amigos - Pelican Style?|
|Great Egret, Snowy Egret and a Roseat Spoonbill|
While there wasn’t a place to park and walk, we did get to see a few egrets and spoonbills who were kind enough to be hanging out closer to the road.
And then, of course, are all the birds that follow the ferries! Yup. Seagulls.
Admittedly, seagulls are plentiful in WA and elsewhere. We’ve seen quite a few of them. But they are still fun to watch as are the little sandpipers and /or plovers that scurry along the water's edge at the beach.
A neighboring RVer passed a bird book along to us. Looks like I've got some learning to do if I keep taking bird photos!
Yup…this part of Texas is for the birds. Right on the migration path for many varieties. Like I said…some I have no idea what they are and we only saw a few of them. But when you can get that close (with a telephoto lens to help!), you can see the beauty of God’s creation in even most common of birds!
|I think this is a Plover|
|and this is a Sandpiper|
|Common Moorhen in the RV park pond|
|I have no clue what this bird is. Do you know?|
I suspect it is a type of crow.
(But I do like the photo.)
|Hitching a ride on the ferry|
|Yup..this looks like some kind of crow. |
Light was hitting his feathers just right.
They looked almost iridescent.
|Great Egret was right by the road|
|This Great Egret really posed for me.|
|Seagulls follow the ferry boats. |
Passengers are allowed to feed them from the back of the boat.
|Ferry boat hitchhiker|
|I wonder what they know that we don't?|
This trio of gulls is sitting on a life raft.
|It's a challenge to catch birds in flight|
|Fly pelican! Fly!|
|The brown pelican is native to the Texas gulf area|
|I think this is a grebe. It shows up here at the RV park|
|"Is this my good side?"|
|Spotted this grebe at a marina in Port Bolivar.|
|Pelicans know where the fresh seafood is. |
A Fishing boat captain is about to give them a treat.
Yes, we bought some seafood here later.
|OK, I admit I liked catching pelicans flying|
|White pelicans!?! Yup. They winter here in the Gulf.|