Ruddy turnstone convention on the jetti.
This one was on the pier.
His feet were tangled up together. He was flying around pretty good so I’m not sure how you could catch him.
My first common loon sighting of the winter. There were two of them swimming around in a lagoon.
They are not common at all.
A cormorant was going after a fish on someone’s pole.
He’s thinking he has an easy meal.
He was giving it a good tug but in the end the fisherman was able to pull it up with the fish intact.
Although later, he did manage to steal a fish from someone who wasn’t paying attention.
Someone pulled up a starfish. Back he went into the water.
I checked on the old owl’s nest from last winter. There was an owl sitting there sleeping. Hopefully there’s an egg underneath it. Last year the owl couple had two babies but only one survived.
A great blue heron flying by.
We had a big late breakfast and wasn’t going to eat dinner until much later on Christmas day. We were tempted to spend the day on the couch in our pj’s watching old Christmas movies but it was just to gorgeous outside. Sunny and 70 degrees. My sister was visiting for the week from South Dakota and she wanted to get outside and walk around so we headed to Fort De Soto. It was a perfect afternoon. We walked around both piers and looked around at the North beach but it was too windy for any shorebirds. Perfect day off.
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