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Visiting my favorite pier groupies.

A few of the regulars at the pier; the famous great blue heron/great egret hybrid, a ruddy turnstone, a reddish egret, lots of snowy egrets always looking for a handout and great blue heron and reddish egret fighting over space … Continue reading

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More baby skimmer shots

More pictures from my visit to the skimmers on St. Petersburg beach this summer. These little babies have so much personality. They are very brave, trying to take on the world. Then they grow up and spend the day sleeping … Continue reading

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A beach in downtown St. Pete?

A few monk parakeets were flying around the parking lot. It was low tide on the beach and very few people were there so the shorebirds were napping.  Although, something kept spooking them and they would all take off flying … Continue reading

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All grown up

The baby skimmers are all grown up. I stopped by the beach where the skimmers nest in late July and these babies were all grown up. A few were already flying around. Not to far but they were moving pretty … Continue reading

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Flying and swimming for food

Laughing gull flies by with a fish in his beak. The skimmer is trying to get a fish. This one got a fish. “Hey lady, how’s my form?” Cormorant coming up with an empty beak. This pelican has a beak … Continue reading

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Skimmer babies growing up

How comfortable does this look? He was trying to sleep in this soft sand. This one was still getting protection from the parent. Do you think they realize those wooden decoys are not real? “Hey, a parent’s gotta eat too.” … Continue reading

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Shorebirds on Gandy beach

Skimmers flying by with a few royal terns mixed in. Sanderling in breeding colors. Short-billed dowitcher. Very young laughing gull. Short-billed dowitchers with a willet on left. I think this is a female grackle. It was still wet from the rain. Yes, … Continue reading

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