All lined up

It was a quiet morning at the boat ramp at Fort Desoto Park.  Even thought the weather was perfect in early October very few boats were going out.  The seabirds were taking an early morning nap on the floating dock railings. They barely glanced at me as I walked up but I’m sure they wouldn’t have been happy if I had started to walk down the ramp and caused them to move.  Most of these are sandwich terns (with the yellow tips on their beaks) and a few laughing gulls in the mix.

Over at the fishing pier, the laughing gulls were harassing the snow egrets that were all lined up.  All fighting over bait fish.

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Still looking for that great cormorant with no luck.

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A week later I was still looking for that great cormorant. Back at the boat ramp, I still only saw double crested cormorants.

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Ring billed gulls had taken over the boat ramp.

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They were all lined up.

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Not many boats going out this morning so the pelicans were snoozing on the floating docks. It was a beautiful morning but windy and cool.

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Flyby!

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Two adults and a juvenile in between.

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Little blue heron hanging around.

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Several kayakers came up to the beach next to the boat ramp and they let their dog out to stretch his legs. He looked so cute in that life vest.

I still keep an eye out for that great cormorant although I don’t think anyone has spotted him recently. It was still a perfect morning out.