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Great White Egret

Great White Egret

The Great Egret is an all-white large Heron.  “Wonderful plumage,” as Monty Python attests to.  Galveston is chock full of birds and the Egret is a fabulous addition to this blog.  It’s hard to tell at a distance but these birds are large, often standing more than a...
Belted Kingfisher

Belted Kingfisher

Hang Outs Oftentimes one can view a Belted Kingfisher perched in trees, on posts and the places above the water when they plunge into the water head first looking for dinner!  These birds make intricate nests with tunnels that slope uphill.  It is thought this is done...
Brown Pelican

Brown Pelican

Of course, the Brown Pelican is part of the pelican family who range throughout the Americas.  On any day, Brown Pelicans can be spotted in great numbers just off the beach cruising up and down in small flocks fishing at their leisure.  They’re quite large with wings...
Alligator

Alligator

Habitat The Galveston (United States) alligators are strictly fresh water reptiles. Everybody has seen these creatures on TV so there is no point in going into how they move around. In Galveston the alligator can be found in a number of locations; ponds, swamps (we...
Rattlesnake

Rattlesnake

Rattlesnakes are typically found in tall grasses away from people. They don’t seem to live in the sand dunes on the beach because we never hear about that. Of course, rattlesnakes are venomous but, if treated promptly, are rarely fatal. UTMB is one of the finest...