I was out at Fort Desoto in late August and started the long hike to the north tip where most of the shorebirds hang out. The lagoon beach area was full of little birds sleeping including red knots.
They were all taking a morning nap.
I passed a big flock of semipalmated plovers hanging out together on the beach with a few sanderlings mixed in.
They look so cute when they are sleeping.
Marbled godwits have been common along the beach here.
A royal tern flying by with a snack.
I had waded out waist deep in the water to get far enough away to shoot the birds on the beach with the sun at least to the side. It was a little bit cooler doing this and made me realize it was beautiful being out past the sea oats.
Big boats cruising past the pier.
The Boston harbor looked just like I thought it would. Old sailboats and tugboats.
We passed lots of boats as we took our sightseeing tour around the bay.
The view of Long Island. The buildings were a chronic disease hospital during the 40’s and was the inspiration for the movie Shutter Island. The Island has been empty since 2014 due to the bridge being unsafe and closed. 214 acres and no access. Some day someone will buy it, build a new bridge and build expensive homes. They should turn it into a park.
So many different things to see around the tip of Davis Islands where the small airport and yacht basin ends the island. From tiny boats, really big boats and tug boats the variety can keep you busy watching the sights all morning.
In one corner of the island, there’s a small dog beach next to the private airport. There wasn’t many dogs on the beach early one recent Saturday morning. I think it was just too hot. Even the water was warm.
I think this is my favorite. This sailboat had a handmade boat lift for it’s own rowboat.
A hot Saturday morning in late July.