Shorebirds at Fort Desoto in May.

A lone marbled godwit on the beach with a snack.

He’s cruising the shoreline looking for more snacks.

Another one flies in.

At first, the original godwit tries to chase the intruder away but after a few seconds they find their own space and both start looking for snacks.

A black bellied plover was also looking for snacks. I think that’s a sand flea. Yum…

Farther down the beach I find some dowitchers trying to nap.

The laughing gulls are getting frisky.

An old shell on the beach. It was still alive so I moved it farther into the water.

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Shorebirds at Fort Desoto

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Dowitchers taking a nap.

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Wilson’s plover not much taller than the grass.

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The sandwich terns are back on the beach for a while.

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Juvenile sandwich tern.

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Semipalmated plover.

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Dowitcher cruising by.

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Gotta itch.

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He’s so cute!

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Laughing gull missing a foot.

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Willet trying to be cute.

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A very young black skimmer taking a nap.

Same ole thing on the beach in late August.

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Beach birds at Fort Desoto

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A marbled godwit digging around for food.

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Dowitchers doing the same thing.

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Willet scratching an itch.

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Teeny tiny plover watching me.

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Another dowitcher trying to sleep.

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Least terns are starting to show up on the beaches in the area.

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The little juvenile royal tern was yelling at his parent to go get him a fish.

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He looked at me like “What? I’m hungry.”

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I was standing on the fishing pier and zoomed in on one of the big ships coming into the bay.

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Two ships passing in the day. They were two dots on the horizon. This is zoomed in and cropped.

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Taken with my Iphone. You can see the storms moving in as I walked down the beach.

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From the fishing pier.

It was quiet at Fort Desoto in mid July. The storms were coming every day. I hit the beach early and there weren’t many people there. It was a nice walk down the beach. The clouds kept it a little cooler. The beach wasn’t full of shorebirds. Just a few at the north tip. I’ve since read there are tons of least terns there now so I think many trips are in my future for the rest of the summer.

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