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After work walk

Things from an after work walk at the office park near my office.  Lots of critters in the water and along the boardwalk. Linking to Wednesday Around the World

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The cutest babies of all

“I am Skippy the Skimmer and I am the cutest one here.” “Me first.” “This is my fish.” “I’m Sparky the Skimmer and I am a little bit older. I’m starting to get color in my feathers and my beak … Continue reading

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At the fishing pier

These two female red breasted mergansers are still hanging around the fishing pier. They should be north for the summer by now. A ruddy turnstone on the rocks. A royal tern brings her a fish. Since she’s eating it, I … Continue reading

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Rainy stop on Gandy beach

Royal terns coming in for a landing. A least tern on the beach. A banded royal tern. I think this is a juvenile. “Make room for me!” Taking a bath. A juvenile least tern. Probably born a few months earlier. … Continue reading

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Least and royal terns at Gandy beach

Least tern with bands. He was born in 2009 on top of one of the industrial buildings close by Gandy beach. A least tern adult preening before bedtime. A baby least tern screaming for food. This one is old enough … Continue reading

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Beach birds at Fort Desoto

A marbled godwit digging around for food. Dowitchers doing the same thing. Willet scratching an itch. Teeny tiny plover watching me. Another dowitcher trying to sleep. Least terns are starting to show up on the beaches in the area. The … Continue reading

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More shorebirds on Gandy beach

A semipalmated plover Royal tern flying by with a fish. Sanderlings in breeding feathers. Gimpy, the juvenile least tern with a limp. He was born this spring on top of one of the industrial buildings close by and was banded.  He … Continue reading

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Least terns on Gandy beach

“Hey, have you seen my kid? I got a fish for him.” “Dad, I don’t want fish again. Can’t we go to McDonald’s?” “My kid is refusing to eat fish. Can you believe? Anybody want a fish?” “My own dad … Continue reading

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Birds at the Fort Desoto north beach sanctuary

I think this is a Wilson’s plover. They are easily found at Fort Desoto. Oystercatcher trying to take a nap. He was sitting on the slope into the water. They have the most amazing color details around their eyes. Another … Continue reading

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East beach birds at Fort Desoto.

Black bellied plover getting a drink of water. I’m thinking this is a forster’s tern but it could be a common tern. I’d have to see them side by side to tell them apart.  Any confirmations? I don’t see them … Continue reading

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