Tag Archives: ruddy turnstone
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.
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
A sanderling in the sea grass at low tide. Black bellied plovers at different stages of molting. The one in the top picture has more black feathers and is still in his summer colors. The bottom one has lost most … Continue reading
The usual things you see on the beach at Fort Desoto Park.
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
This black bellied plover was washing his face. Is this a Cooper’s hawk or a northern harrier? It was flying across the north beach. White pelicans all in a row. Stumpy getting a snack. The osprey was not going to … Continue reading
I always love watching skimmers take a bath. The royal terns are pretty funny as well. I think this is a young herring gull. Another ruddy turnstone missing most of his toes. They were all busy preening early in the … Continue reading
A ruddy turnstone staring at me. The usual oystercatcher walking along the water. A willet walking by. These godwits and willets were trying to sleep in the water. I tried not to wake anyone up. They looked so peaceful. The … Continue reading
The laughing gulls are getting their mating colors. Their heads turn black and their beaks get a red tint. They get a red ring around their eyes. This one’s head was just starting to turn black but his beak was … Continue reading