We arrive at Goose Island. Greeted by this Reddish Egret.
A Caspian Tern in flight
Snowy Egret facing the setting sun
The noble Turkey Vulture in flight
Turkey Vulture, wings down.
A pair of White Pelicans
White Pelican reflections
Brown Pelican stare-down
Brown Pelican's blue eye
Brown Pelican face
Ten White Pelicans and one Brown
Brown Pelican on a lamp post
We visit Goose Island's "Big Tree"...
... with its 35 foot-circumference trunk.
A tangle of old oak trees
A flock of Redhead ducks mixed in among American Coots.
Two Redhead Ducks ...
... turn and put their heads together.
Female and male Redhead Ducks
What species is this? Oh, oh, ... carved wood.
We reach our hotel: The Inn at Fulton Harbor.
The hotel cat: Sheba
The hotel's other friendly cat, Roxie
We dine at Charlotte Plummer's seafood restaurant that evening.
Next morning: Up at dawn to ride The Skimmer out to visit the Whooping Cranes.
We pass an oyster boat...
... and head out to Aransas, past the Copano Bay Causeway.
A large flock of White Pelicans
Two Marbled Godwits foraging