Escape to Fort De Soto

April 23, 2012 - At one point I looked up to see that an American Oystercatcher had landed in the surf and started to take a bath.  After the birds bathe for a while, they shake out their feathers, giving you great action shot opportunities.  The East Beach turnaround area is great for birdie…... Read more

Early Fall Migrants at Fort De Soto

July 24, 2011 - I was surprised to see no Reddish Egrets on this trip.  They are such fun to watch as they go fishing.  Another of my De Soto favorites is the American Oystercatcher pair that seems to hang out past the tree protruding into the ocean.  They've been there for the past…... Read more

Sunrise at Fort De Soto

April 23, 2011 - Yellow-Crowned Night Heron I saw my first American Oystercatcher along the shore and I positioned the Beast to photograph him.  As I focused, the bird started to run off and fuss.  "No!  Wait for me to get a picture first!"  But the bird was fussing because his mate was flying…... Read more