On my second day on the Texas Gulf Coast my focus shifted to shorebirds. I asked one of the fine guides from Tropical Birding Tours where he recommended, and he said Rollover Pass on the Bolivar Peninsula without hesitation. So that's where I went; if you're going to ask for advice, you might as well take it.
Overcast skies sapped much of the color from everything. So I went monochrome in postproduction with many of my shots, including this Great Blue Heron in flight.
Reddish Egret before. But I saw this one for a long time. He seemed to be quite comfortable here... but does he have a broken left leg?
Snowy Egret try to catch a fish for several minutes, a feat he never managed to pull off while I was there.
Herons and egrets were far from the only birds I saw at Rollover Pass. Much more to come!