It was a gorgeous morning to be out on the beach in early April.
Far out in the water I could see a willet with a snack.
Terns were cruising by.
Laughing gulls were pairing up.
The rare kittiwake was still on the pier, a week later than when we first found him.
I still kept seeing the same warblers on the trails, a hooded and a black and white. I kept telling myself it was still early for migration here.
After a quiet morning at Fort Desoto Park I headed home but not before stopping by Possum Branch Preserve for a quick walk. Two red shoulder hawks were sitting on the big dead snag outside of the preserve. I guess the hawks are pairing up as well.
A green heron trying to hide in the marsh.
It was pretty quiet at this park as well. I started taking pictures of butterflies since they are starting to be more plentiful. At least I got a good walk in before heading home for lunch.