Beach birds at Fort Desoto

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A marbled godwit digging around for food.

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Dowitchers doing the same thing.

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Willet scratching an itch.

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Teeny tiny plover watching me.

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Another dowitcher trying to sleep.

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Least terns are starting to show up on the beaches in the area.

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The little juvenile royal tern was yelling at his parent to go get him a fish.

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He looked at me like “What? I’m hungry.”

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I was standing on the fishing pier and zoomed in on one of the big ships coming into the bay.

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Two ships passing in the day. They were two dots on the horizon. This is zoomed in and cropped.

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Taken with my Iphone. You can see the storms moving in as I walked down the beach.

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From the fishing pier.

It was quiet at Fort Desoto in mid July. The storms were coming every day. I hit the beach early and there weren’t many people there. It was a nice walk down the beach. The clouds kept it a little cooler. The beach wasn’t full of shorebirds. Just a few at the north tip. I’ve since read there are tons of least terns there now so I think many trips are in my future for the rest of the summer.

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16 thoughts on “Beach birds at Fort Desoto

  1. My favorite place to visit in Florida – Ft. DeSoto…..your fabulous shots bring back lots of wonderful memories of family trips there,,,,

  2. Here from MOM. I love the shore birds-great photos!!! I’m such a beach lovin’ warm weather person-I keep being told I need to visit Florida!

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