One of the great things about going to the Upper Texas Coast is that you can be sure of seeing Brown Pelicans. When we were staying in Surfside, flights of these magnificent birds constantly passed overhead from dawn until dusk every day.
In fact, we saw so many that grandson Danny thought that "pelican" meant "bird".
When we got to the bird sanctuary beach on Bolivar, we were able to watch Pelicans up close.
It quite a thrill to watch them taking off and I never fail to be impressed by their incredible wingspan.