Out on the beach

Lots of shorebirds at Fort Desoto in early June. It felt good to be out stretching my legs  along the shoreline. Even though it was hot there was a good breeze coming off the gulf.

It’s always fun to see marbled godwits with those pink toothpick beaks.

The crow was mistaking the trash for food.

A crab coming up on shore when the tide went out. He made it back in though.

Jump! A great blue heron taking off from the roof of the pier cover.

A nice morning to be outside.

I heard this cicada screaming from the mangroves near the pier. I found him pretty quickly. Such a weird loud critter.

SkyWatch Friday

Stuff in the swamp

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Saw this gator chomping on a fish.

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Pretty green lizards.

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Another reason to stay away from the squirrels. The bottom pictures shows a big sore near his back.  This is a botfly bite. I won’t gross you out with the details. It doesn’t kill the squirrels but is probably just very itchy and annoying.  Eventually it should heal. I see these sores a lot on the squirrels in the summer.

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A fancy lunch left over by the limpkins.

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I think this is some type of cicada. He was making a lot of  noise for such a tiny bug.

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Pretty in the swamp.

All from a July walk at Lettuce Lake Park.

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