I was thrown off the trail by those black bands on the wings, but it must be a Little Blue Heron just beginning to molt into adult plumage. The first I’ve seen one at the east end of Galveston.

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Black-bellied Whistling Duck

The Willet was calling it’s little head off as it flew by. Ah-WEE-will-LET!

We see the Black-bellies here frequently. The back lighting doesn’t help. There were some Mottled Ducks out there today as well.

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