When I first got to Fort Desoto it was windy and cloudy. I don’t see the water this choppy very often. I usually stay away from the beach when the weather gets bad.
I found Big Red (reddish egret) in his usual spot at the north beach but he wasn’t doing any fishing.
This lone oystercatcher had the right idea. A nap on the beach. It was the Saturday before the 4th of July so he was soon going to be overrun with tourists if he stayed in that prime spot.
Things were quiet early that morning up at the north beach end. I found a few willets stretching and sleeping.
Plover shaking it off.
Marbled godwits trying to sleep standing up.
Dowitcher cruising around the water.
Ugly beach bug. I’ve never seen one of these on the beach before. I’m sure a gull will get him for lunch.
Quiet morning on the beach in early July. The day called for rain but I went out anyway. I got lucky. Mix of clouds and sun while I was there.
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