Outing on Galveston’s West End today turned up a selection of regulars, some of my fave birdies.

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Marbled Godwit

About the last photo I took today turns out to be a keeper. Flock of 40 odd Marbled Godwits and White Ibis, with a couple of Long Billed Curlews thrown in the mix, in someone’s front yard out on 3005.

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Herring Gull

A 3rd Winter specimen straight out of the book. San Luis Pass.

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Snowy Plover

The little darling of shore birds. San Luis Pass.

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Semipalmated Plover

Also saw Wilson’s Plover but did not capture a frame I liked.

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Little Blue Heron

Fishing the pond at Lafitte’s Cove.

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American Coot

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Clapper Rail

One of my favorite locals. This one came out of the weeds very near me out on 8 Mile Road, a good stretch of country road for birders.

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Killdeer

Day List:

White Ibis
Snowy Egret
Great Egret
Cattle Egret
Great Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron
Clapper Rail
Reddish Egret
Lesser Yellowlegs
Belted Kingfisher
White-tailed Kite
Pied-billed Grebe
Neotropic Cormorant
Brown Pelican
Blue-winged Teal
Mallard
American Coot
Least Sandpiper
Sanderling
Wilson’s Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Snowy Plover
Herring Gull
Laughing Gull
Royal Tern
Forster’s Tern
Marbled Godwit
Long Billed Curlew
Short-billed Dowitcher
Killdeer
Blue Jay (heard not seen)
Meadowlark
Loggerhead Shrike
White-winged Dove
Roseate Spoonbill

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