I’m still going through my images from Saturday morning at the Fort Matanzas tern colony. There was a nest that was very very close to us, and it was incredible! So I’ll have a full post tomorrow, and until then, here’s a teaser…no vacancies!
Ever since my terrific morning photographing the Least Terns at Fort Matanzas last spring, I’ve been counting the days until their return. I couldn’t wait to have more opportunities to photograph these little birds. They return to Florida in the last few weeks of April and begin their courtship behaviors immediately. Their nests are tiny […]
I went back to the Least Tern Colony at Summer Haven this morning. My friend Michael Libbe came with me, and we had high hopes for a sunny morning and nice close nests. Instead we got fog, a slight drizzle, and not-so-cooperative birds. The nests that were close to the edge of the roped-off area […]
Rich thought I was insane when I woke up at 4am on my off-Friday and drove up to St. Augustine. He thought I was even crazier when he heard me describe how I lowered the tripod and lay flat on my stomach to photograph the birds. But look at the results…. :-D The Least Terns […]
I found the Matanzas terns! They have moved south to Summer Haven. (Thanks Monique!) I spent a great morning at the colony this morning. I have so many fun pictures that I can’t finish the post tonight, so here’s a tease. Check back tomorrow for more!!
I’d heard about a Least Tern Colony at Matanzas Inlet. It’s the biggest in Florida, numbering up to 200 nests (and yay for Audubon’s success in closing the beach to vehicles that were running over the nests and chicks!!) Since I was in the neighborhood this morning, I stopped by to check it out. Except […]
Dyeyo and I visited Fort De Soto this morning. After my last trip there in September, I was looking forward to beaches covered in birds. But the North Beach was almost totally empty! We ran into a nice couple from England who have been vacationing at De Soto for the last month. They said that […]
After hearing about Fort De Soto from birders all over the state, I finally drove over there to check it out. It was everything that people said, and better! I’m not all that familiar with the shorebirds. Before I went today, I couldn’t tell a sandpiper from a plover — and hopefully some of the […]