Monday, January 16, 2012

Amazing Galveston and Humble, TX Birds

If you ever have a chance to go birding on the Texas coast, I would absolutely recommend it.

This is one of the handful of Little Blue Herons I saw with in Galveston.

This is a little blue heron in it's white juvenile plumage.

We spotted two Yellow-crowned Night-Herons when a Tricolored heron walked in front of them.

Here is a picture of the two Night-Herons together.

We also saw White Ibis.

These are Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks walking next to a Canada Goose.

More Black-bellies..

The Tricolored Heron was one of my favorite birds of the whole trip. 
I don't even mind that I didn't get good pictures.

This Roseate Spoonbill was quite pale, but still amazing and beautiful.

We saw one later that was fantastically brighlty colored, but got no pictures.

We saw over 500 Black Skimmers resting on the beach.

Here are some landing..

Resting.. (and yawning?)


This is one of several Royal Terns we saw near the Skimmers.

Reddish Egrets are quite large and really just amazing.