I was out at Fort Desoto in late August and started the long hike to the north tip where most of the shorebirds hang out. The lagoon beach area was full of little birds sleeping including red knots.
They were all taking a morning nap.
I passed a big flock of semipalmated plovers hanging out together on the beach with a few sanderlings mixed in.
They look so cute when they are sleeping.
Marbled godwits have been common along the beach here.
A royal tern flying by with a snack.
I had waded out waist deep in the water to get far enough away to shoot the birds on the beach with the sun at least to the side. It was a little bit cooler doing this and made me realize it was beautiful being out past the sea oats.
Big boats cruising past the pier.
Thank you, Dina, for a great beach series! And for reminding me it has been too long since I waded in the salt.
Love all the napping birds. My favorite pastime.
I always find it somewhat comical and amazing to see birds snoozing on one leg.
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I have shore birds today too. No sleepy ones though. 🙂
Beautiful “catches”! It’s wonderful you could wade out that deep — I mean, I know the water is warm there and all, but I’d probably trip and ruin my camera! As always thanks for the reminder of Florida’s beautiful nature (I loved our trip to Fort DeSoto).