Galveston’s eastern tip is where Seawall Blvd. ends, connecting with Boddeker Road which runs parallel to the ship channel south to the Gulf side at Big Reef. There’s a bridge across a small inlet just south of Seawall that’s popular with fishermen, fish and shore birds. And me. You can rent a kayak there as well. I stopped by Saturday morning and saw one of each: White Ibis, Snowy Egret, Black-bellied Whistling Duck, Tricolored Heron, Reddish Egret (adult), and Reddish Egret (immature) all wading in the same vicinity and fishing for their morning meal.

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Reddish Egret (immature)

I may have mentioned before that the Reddish Egret is the official bird of the City of Galveston. This young one was working the shallow water near the adult who kept running him off. The adult had a dust-up with the Tricolored Heron as well. Sometimes you just want to fish alone.

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Tricolored Heron

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