We arrive first at the Texas City Dike. Carol is greeted by a flock of gulls.
A Sanderling by the water's edge
The spit on the north side of the Dike becomes a rookery.
Two very dignified White Pelicans
A Ruddy Turnstone struts past a Black Skimmer.
A Black Skimmer
A Gull overhead
A Sandwich Tern emerges empty after its dive.
The Tanker Adamas1 -- around 30,000 tons.
A pushboat behind two large tanker barges, decorated with birds
The shrimpboat Santana passes the Adama1.
The Tanker Favola: About 26,000 tons
A BIG tanker, the Umlma -- 57,000 tons
This Sandwich Tern has found a morsel.
A Common Tern dives and re-emerges.
A Sandwich Tern in flight
Three Sandwich Terns, each making its dive
The 33,000 ton container ship Juventas, unloaded
A Common Tern emerges from its fishing dive.
An unfamiliar face: A Marbled Godwit
Another look at the Marbled Godwit
An Eastern Willet
Another Ruddy Turnstone
Another surprise for us. I believe this is a Dunlin.
and another Eastern Willet
A Ring-billed Gull and two Sanderlings
Two Royal Terns playing chase