A morning with the Fort De Soto beach birds – Big Red’s “drunken sailor” antics, courting Least Terns, and a surprise Whimbrel!
Shorebirds at Fort De Soto enjoyed splashing in front of my camera! Terns, Black-bellied Plovers, and a surprise Magnificent Frigatebird
Exceptional morning of May shorebird photography at Fort De Soto with migrant Red Knots and Least & Royal Tern courtship
Nature photography at Fort De Soto, FL – images of Least Tern courtship as the male presents a female with a fish and she gives him the slip!
Sanibel shorebirds and seashells – the Least Tern colony is active and I photographed lots of fishy courtship behaviors!
Happy Mother’s Day!
Favorite photographic memories of 2016
My first 2016 trip to the Least Tern colony. I hoped for baby terns and got piggy-back rides instead.
Favorite photographic memories of 2015
My last visit to the Least Tern colony, where a fledgling danced every time Mom brought in a fish for breakfast!
Another morning with the precious Least Terns and their two-day-old chick, who yawned, ate lots of fish, and jumped for the camera
A quiet morning of lying on the sand yielded some amazing images of two Least Terns with their day-old chick. He was so cute!
This weekend’s visit to the Least Tern colony yielded four chicks and many crabs. The chick was so small and cute. :)
Lots of action at the Matanzas Tern Colony, with Least Tern courtship, fish exchanges, and skirmishes with the predator ghost crabs!
I made my first visit to the Least Tern colony in early May, and the birds were in full courtship mode. Lots of fish exchanges!
2014 Year in Review: Favorite photographic moments, with lots of cute baby birds! The best moment was the Sandhill Crane hatching. :)
Back in June, I got to photograph tiny newborn Least Tern chicks with their parents. There was such excitement when Dad brought in a fish!
I finally got to photograph some Least Tern piggy-back rides this spring!
Back in June, I photographed some fun Least Tern courtship. The male’s fish was rejected by his unfeeling prospective suitor!
Two weeks ago at Fort De Soto I got to photograph Least Tern fish exchanges and courtship rituals on North Beach. It was so much fun!