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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