Least terns are starting to show up on the beaches in the area.
The little juvenile royal tern was yelling at his parent to go get him a fish.
He looked at me like “What? I’m hungry.”
I was standing on the fishing pier and zoomed in on one of the big ships coming into the bay.
Two ships passing in the day. They were two dots on the horizon. This is zoomed in and cropped.
Taken with my Iphone. You can see the storms moving in as I walked down the beach.
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.