Lots of oystercatchers at the north beach at Fort Desoto. Including the first one that has the TO bands on his legs. I have pictures of him as far back as 2011.
A ruddy turnstone still in his summer feathers.
Two little plovers. A piping plover on top and a semipalmated plover on the bottom.
A mom and juvenile sandwich tern.
An almost grown black skimmer taking a break on the sand.
Pelicans resting on the shore.
Linking to My Corner of the World.
Pretty flowers on the trail to the beach.
A few of the usual birds on the beach.
I looked back as I was leaving the parking lot and saw the cardinal checking himself out on my side mirror.
A northern parula was the only bird in the woods in early April.
An osprey checking me out.
A pelican flying by and a common bird soaring over the beach in the summer, a frigatebird.
The storm clouds were moving in at Fort Desoto.
Marbled godwits (the avocet photobombed the last shot).
A few shorebirds on the shore. Only down here in Florida we call it a beach. So really, they should be called beachbirds. Found on the “beach” on the Courtney Campbell Causeway.
Dowitchers taking a nap.
Wilson’s plover not much taller than the grass.
The sandwich terns are back on the beach for a while.
Juvenile sandwich tern.
Dowitcher cruising by.
He’s so cute!
Laughing gull missing a foot.
Willet trying to be cute.
A very young black skimmer taking a nap.
Same ole thing on the beach in late August.
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