A marbled godwit trying to sleep in the middle of dowitchers.
A lost oystercatcher. “Excuse me, can someone tell me where the restroom is?”
A few willets mixed in.
“Can you please keep your peeping down? Us oystercatchers are trying to sleep.”
A young laughing gull.
A “loud as usual” laughing gull.
Dowitchers busy looking for breakfast.
Taking a break from the crowd.
I think this is a Forester’s tern in non-breeding colors. Could also be a common tern.
Shorebirds are starting to move through the area. For the past month, there’s been almost no birds at the north beach marsh at Fort Desoto. When I went in late July, the marsh area was starting to fill up with birds. Mostly dowitchers, willets and marbled godwits. It was the usual hot sunny perfect morning on the beach.
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Really great series and captions…fascinating how they stand on one leg♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/eights/
Great photos again with even better comments.
Lovely birds! I love shorebirds.
My favourites are the first and second last. Great series..as always.
Great selection of waders.
They’re some really great photos. Shore birds are my favourites and there are some new ones here for me.
Just stunning, a great shorebird collection.
Wonderful shorebirds! I love it when there are different species together (and your captions are so funny always). (Lovely post … besides the great birds, just the thought of that sand is warming up my cold toes.)