Say Goodbye to the Shorebirds

May 18, 2015 -  This little Sanderling is looking very nice....  They weren't quite as fast as the Sanderlings, but they still didn't want to cooperate with the photographer lying in the sand.... Read more

Of Drunken Sailors and Crab Legs (Fort De Soto)

May 21, 2011 - The camera was almost at ground level, allowing me to get a nice "birds-eye" view (which also makes for a great background.) American Oystercatcher I'm not too good at identify shorebirds, especially in their varied plumages.  But I'm pretty sure this is a Sanderling in his breeding colors.  I was…... Read more

Sunset at Fort De Soto

April 22, 2011 -   (If I've mis-identified one of these birds, please post a comment or e-mail me.) Sanderling A couple of Red-Breasted Mergansers came up onto shore.  I've never seen one of these guys up close, as they don't come often to the Circle B Bar Reserve or any of the other…... Read more


Beautiful Morning at Fort De Soto

November 23, 2010 - Ruddy Turnstone The tiny Sanderlings were so quick!... Sanderling I think this guy is a Long-Billed Dowitcher.... Black-Bellied Plover Bird List: American Goldfinch, Black and White Warbler, Black-Bellied Plover, Black-Crowned Night Heron (juvenile), Black Skimmer, Brown Pelican, Dunlin, Eastern Phoebe, Herring Gull, House Wren, Laughing Gull, Least Sandpiper, Least…... Read more

My First Trip to Fort De Soto

September 4, 2010 - Sanderling - sunrise I'm not all that familiar with the shorebirds.... Sanderling Sanderling As I neared the conservation area behind Pavilion 5, I came across several decent-sized flocks of terns and skimmers.  From a distance, I watched them take off occasionally, then circle back around to where they started.... Read more