We arrive at the Texas City Dike ... greeted by this Snowy Egret.
A Willet forages nearby.
A Common Tern struts. "I am not common!"
One of a huge flock of Black Skimmers
The flock of Black Skimmers takes off ...
... wings whirring ...
... with wild squawking calls ...
... four Black Skimmers think about coming back.
Ruddy Turnstone in breeding plumage
We pass a not-too-common Black-capped Night Heron.
Another look at our Black-capped Night heron
John, Bob, Bob, Andy
A Willet at rest ...
... and another resting Willet
Huge floating dredge complex in channel leading to Texas City
A blown gasket in the dredge's pipline
Another look at the monster dredge
Three White Pelicans resting in the water
One White Pelican
Royal Caribbean Vision of the Seas ... a modest 78 Gross Tons
Drybrush rendering of two Dolphins
A large tanker barge and push boat
Panoramic view of the 11,100 gross ton Samba as it passes
The departing Samba is a ghost ship in the fog.
Ghostly ships in the foggy Ship Channel
14 Brown Pelicans in ground-effect flight: http://www.uh.edu/engines/GroundEffect.mp4