Beach birds at Fort Desoto

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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.

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I found Big Red (reddish egret) in his usual spot at the north beach but he wasn’t doing any fishing.

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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.

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Things were quiet early that morning up at the north beach end. I found a few willets stretching and sleeping.

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Plover shaking it off.

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Marbled godwits trying to sleep standing up.

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Dowitcher cruising around the water.

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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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