A photographer friend of mine is visiting Galveston this week so I took her around to a few sites on the upperTexas Coast. Too bad the light was so poor.
Several feeding in the small pond
Saw this bird fly from the shore. Not a real big bird. I don't recognize the pattern
The ruddy turnstone (Arenaria interpres) is a small wading bird, one of two species of turnstone in the genus Arenaria. It is now classified in the sandpiper family Scolopacidae but was formerly sometimes placed in the plover family Charadriidae. It is a highly migratory bird, breeding in northern parts of Eurasia and North America and flying south to winter on coastlines almost worldwide. It is the only species of turnstone in much of its range and...