Sunday Brunch

Last Sunday, at the east end of Galveston Island, a diverse gathering of waders convene in one of the Apffel flats retention ponds, enjoying brunch, feeding casually like at a banquet where you’ve rented the hall and are in no hurry to leave. The egret appears to be the leader but I’m guessing she would just as soon be fishing on her own. The stilts and the ibis do seem a bit cliquish but it is heartening, isn’t it, to see different varieties commingling and at peace. The brown ibis are immatures, ready to molt into adult plumage in a few months. Continue reading “Sunday Brunch”