Then I partied all the rest of the long weekend. On Friday I went to the Volunteer Banquet at Anahuac NWR where I received a plaque and a jacket for my 3000 hours.
I also decided to host a weekend party at Natalie's house. So three friends and I spent the weekend birding, paddling, and eating great food, including a Cajun supper supplied by Dutch. But my favorite activity was paddling in West Bay out of Galveston State Park. This was just a little out and back paddle where we hung out watching the birds more than we paddled.
Gulls, terns, white ibis, sandpipers, roseate spoonbills and brown pelicans were feeding or loafing.
|Hermit Crabs Riding on Geotube carpet|
|Brown pelican taking off from a geotube|
|The end ...of a brown pelican dive|
|Laughing gulls and neotropical cormorant|
|Roseate spoonbills and paddlers|
|Hey, short stuff|
|Winter laughing gulls|
|I was the lunch provider of wraps - cheese, black bean dip, guacamole, and spinach|
|Fiddler Crabs- there were hundreds of them at the launch site|