Flying Sandwiches

September 7, 2012 - ...I really enjoyed my Labor Day morning at Fort De Soto this past weekend. When I arrived at North Beach just after sunrise, I found the beach covered in terns. It was funny how the photographers walked right past Big Red to instead focus on the masses of terns. I practiced a lot of panning […] Read more

Early Fall Migrants at Fort De Soto

July 24, 2011 - I think the Royal Terns were the most plentiful, followed by the Sandwich Terns.  They are hard to identify at this time of year because they are starting to molt into their basic plumage, and because there are a lot of first-year birds in their juvenal plumage.... Read more

My First Trip to Fort De Soto

September 4, 2010 - Royal Tern Sandwich Tern Sandwich Tern When I was a kid, we had a joke in our family that we went to the beach to visit Pete the Pelican.  How did we know which pelican was Pete?  Why, he was the one out in front, of course!  (My grandfather is…... Read more