Sandwich terns completely ignoring me.
“Hey guys look over here.”
Junior on the left is yelling at Mom to go get some fish.
Here is where you can find some bait fish. A net that hasn’t been completely emptied yet.
The laughing gulls were getting some fresh bait fish.
The water around the fishing pier was full of tiny fish.
Even the snowy egrets were getting snacks.
A sandwich tern coming up empty.
A pelican flies in to the jetty next to the pier.
“Lady, you’re not going to catch any big fish right there. And keep that fishing line away from the birds.”
Busy Saturday morning in early October at the fishing pier.
Snowy egrets waiting for snacks.
Fighting over rail space.
Too many birds in one place.
Someone had left a pile of bait fish on the pier. The birds were going crazy.
They were all fighting over the free meal.
Someone walked over to the bait fish and started to pick them up. The birds weren’t too happy.
A cute plane flew overhead.
Snowy egret cruising the water.
A young boy was holding this fish in his left hand while playing a game on his phone with his right hand. Multitasking on the pier!
Another sad sighting. A lady on the pier was trying to get him to come down by waving a bait fish at him so she could take the hook out. At first he ignored her and then flew off.
Right before lunch, the moon was still out at the end of the pier.
There was a nice breeze up on the fishing pier at Fort Desoto in the middle of September. Beautiful sunny day.
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