On the beach at Fort Desoto

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Across the beach, behind the roped off area for the birds, an osprey is eating on the dead branch.

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The water looked so good. I should have brought my swimsuit. I was tempted to go in with my shorts and tshirt on.

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Someone getting a view of the beach.

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I saw this lady with this cool umbrella hat. I need to get one of these.

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One of the reddish egrets taking a break.

 

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I saw this night heron with something in his beak. From far away, it looked like a rock.

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When I got closer and zoomed in, I realized it was a crab with his legs missing. Don’t know if he found it that way or if he ate the legs first.

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Taken into the sun and lightened up, the reddish egret was posing for me.

A few things on the beach at Fort Desoto at the end of July. It was so hot even the tourists weren’t there. Things are quiet now until Labor Day weekend.

Mandarin Orange Monday  Shine the Divine

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6 Responses to On the beach at Fort Desoto

  1. Bruce Ruston says:

    great shots really like the heron

  2. Hannah says:

    The bird shots are always fun to see, I especially like the last photo of the heron posing for you, and the blue effects on the wings and eye.

  3. Wow…great bird shots…love the blue colors in that last one♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/view-to-a-sunset/

  4. Lorik says:

    What an amazing capture!! A crab in its mouth! Beautiful colour too. Thanks for sharing on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

  5. Jane Gravois says:

    What gorgeouw shots you take Such a reminder of all the beauty of the wildlife in Florida!

  6. Of course he ate the crab legs first — doesn’t everybody? (Marvelous pictures, loving every one of them!

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