|Taken from the ferry to the Bolivar Peninsula from Galveston Island|
|Great Egret with 2 chicks|
|Snowy Egret bringing in a stick for the nest|
|Snowy Egret nest building|
But it's Texas so there were also alligators. Funny thing about them here.
They keep predators off the island where the birds nest every year. Things like raccoon, fox, and rats can't swim to the island without becoming lunch for a hungry gator. The trade off is that occasionally a bird will venture too close to an alligator and become lunch himself. Great spot.