I headed down to Fort Desoto Park in late December hoping to see the huge flocks of white pelicans. No luck on North beach but I found a small flock of them way out sitting on a spoil island. The first shot is zoomed in and cropped up. Later I was walking on the beach and a lone one flew over my head.
I saw the above kingfisher flying around out in the North Beach marsh, diving for fish.
A few dunlins were feeding in the shallow end.
I love this time of year when it’s sunny and cool and the tide is really low. You can walk out forever before you get to ankle deep water.
Watching the ships go by from the fishing pier.
I stopped by Crescent Lake Park on the way home to look for otters and found a pair of white pelicans instead.
A few other birds at the lake were a wood stork and a lesser scaup with a snack in his beak. I think he had a crawfish.