I was back out at the fishing pier at Fort Desoto in late April. I was still trying to find some spring migrate birds with still no luck. So instead of going home empy handed, I headed over to the fishing pier to walk around (it’s a long pier). There’s always a good breeze and usually lots to see. A ring billed gull sitting on top of the showers welcomed me.
Lots of hanky panky going on with the laughing gulls on the beach next to the pier. I’d tell them to get a room but I was basically in their “room”.
The pair of female mergansers were still hanging around. Feels like it’s late for them to be here. Shouldn’t they have gone north for the summer already?
The opsrey were nesting all over the park including on top of the old fort smokestack near the pier.
Some were still working on nests that sits right on the trail. She was going to get tired of yelling at every person that walks by.