at the mouth of the Rio Grande

Running an almost 2000 mile course from south-central Colorado to the beaches of Brownsville, Texas, the mighty Rio Grande river trickles into the Gulf of Mexico, much of its volume removed as irrigation water along its path.

The mouth of the Rio Grande near Brownsville, Texas

At the mouth of the Rio Grande, a thin slice of river on the far side of the sandbar separates Mexico and the U.S.

Brown Pelicans

Fish were so plentiful near the shore, the Brown Pelicans scooped them up while floating in ankle deep water.

Brown Pelicans

Brown Pelicans

Brown Pelicans

Great Egrets, Great Blue Herons, and an assortment of gulls and terns tried to cash in on the feast as well.

Royal Tern

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