One baby was facing me and the other one (on the right) was turned around.
The older baby (on the left) was stretching her wings.
This nest is so tiny. They were up against each other the whole morning. Mom was close by on an upper branch.
Out on the beach, ibis were digging for breakfast.
Double dipping. An ibis and a great egret were feeding together.
I found the above birds at the north beach marsh. The tide was really low this morning.
It was another perfect morning in late February.
The beach was quiet. The water was calm.
Lots of shells on the beach.
By now the baby owls at Fort Desoto are flying around from branch to branch. I heard that the park ranger has taken down the orange fencing that went around the area where the nest was which means they have fledged. They grow up so fast. I think they’ll still stay in the area for a couple of months so I’ll look for them next time I’m at the park. There weren’t many other birds at the park. It was cool and windy so the north beach was lacking in shorebirds. I could only find a few ibis and great egrets that morning. Spring break has begun and the beach will become a different place, full of loud kids chasing birds. Can’t wait.