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The dolphin show at Fort Desoto.

Lots of dolphins at the fishing pier at Fort Desoto in early October.  They all had different scratches and markings on their fins. They were buzzing around the fishing pier and at some points swimming right underneath where I was … Continue reading

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Pelican convention at the fishing pier.

Busy day at the fishing pier for the pelicans. The above got a fishing hook stuck on his feather.  The fisherman started to bring him in and  when the pelican took off the feather just got pulled out with the … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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At the beach

The black bellied plovers are really pretty in the summer. And so are the ruddy turnstones. The sanderlings are also sporting their summer colors. Grumpy snowy egret. Sleepy cormorant. At the fishing pier at Fort Desoto.  

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An afternoon walk on the fishing pier

There were not many birds on the beach near the pier.  A few laughing gulls and this lone black bellied plover. Looks like this is a couple of laughing gulls flirting. The rare hybrid great blue heron/great egret made an … Continue reading

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Hanging out at the fishing pier.

Yes, I cut off his wings.  Who cares anyway, the sandwich tern has a fish. The hybrid great egret/great blue heron has been hanging around the pier for a while now. This guy was scurrying across the pier with his … Continue reading

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Saturday on the fishing pier.

Typical Florida sight. A great blue heron and a snowy egret on the light post. Panting in the heat. Hovering over the water.  Looking for a fish. The young osprey have been hanging around the fishing pier this summer. Giving me … Continue reading

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Busy Saturday morning at the fishing pier.

The usual stuff at the Fort Desoto fishing pier.  Dolphins swimming by. Egrets stealing bait fish. A kid getting exciting over touching a fish for the first time. The young osprey are now eating their meals on the light posts … Continue reading

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Sunset at Fort Desoto

I finally finished going through all of my sunset pictures from Christmas day at Fort Desoto. I took my sister there to see the sunset after our afternoon of eating and watching movies. It was a beautiful night at the … Continue reading

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Another Saturday morning walk at the Fort Desoto fishing pier

I caught this kestrel flying over my head. He flew over to the top of a pine tree. Then a frigatebird flew close to the pier. A juvenile hawk.  He let me get pretty close. The young reddish egret is … Continue reading

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