A ruddy turnstone staring at me.
The usual oystercatcher walking along the water.
A willet walking by.
These godwits and willets were trying to sleep in the water.
I tried not to wake anyone up. They looked so peaceful.
The above are all black bellied plovers hanging around the marsh.
A sandwich tern fly by.
A handful of shorebirds that were hanging out at Fort Desoto in late September.
A cute black bellied plover in his breeding colors.
Then I see another one across the beach.
One of them started yelling at the other one.
Are they arguing about something? They have plenty of space.
A scuttle starts. Turf wars?
Or maybe he’s trying to make up?
They kept at it for a few minutes and then one of them flew off.
I found the other one down by the water.
I counted 5 black bellied plovers at the north beach marsh at Fort Desoto in mid-August. I had not seen any in a while so I’m not sure if they are passing through and heading south for the winter. One couple was having a spat. They were chasing each other for a few minutes and then one flew off. I don’t know if they made up later. I hope so.