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Galveston Shrimp Boat Harbor Birds

The Galveston shrimp boat fleet docks at Pier 20 in the Galveston harbor.

Numerous birds congregate there as the shrimp boat culling process produces a lot of extra fish
which are thrown overboard into the harbor.

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Shrimp boats in the harbor attract plenty of birds.
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A pair of brown pelicans swim about.
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Talking it over.
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I'm taller than you are!
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A cormorant shows the size of the one that got away.
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The "stag" line.
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Finding a silver eel for dinner.
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The first step in the process.
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Popping it into the beak.
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Starting to get all the way in.
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Going down smoothly.
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Going....
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Going...
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Gone!
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A snowy egret guards a shrimp boat.
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A bit of grooming is in order.
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A bit more grooming never hurts.
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All cleaned up and ready to party.
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A good way to dry your wings.
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Another meal on the way down.
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The brain trust talks it over.
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These wings sure seem to get in the way sometimes.
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Pondering his next move.
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A blue heron surveys the scene.
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Waiting for the party to start.
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That's all for now folks
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