Date: 7/13/20 10:47 am From: Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...> Subject: [texbirds] Pictures from the coast last week
Walking out to the beach from the east beach parking lot on Galveston, a caracara flew over my head going to the same place. He landed down past the jetty and was eating on a well eaten and plucked laughing gull
The beaches near the jetty and over on Bolivar had the first decent amount of sargassum present in years but nothing like the windrows of some past years. It was greatly appreciated by the birds who did a lot of poking and prodding including a single snowy plover
Or out on the flats could be called turnweeds as they flip sargassum clumps. The clumps had been stranded for a bit but still had lots of goodies iinside. You only find sea horses and pipfishes as the weed first hits the surf and they are found just as fast by the gulls and terns.