Shorebirds at Fort De Soto enjoyed splashing in front of my camera! Terns, Black-bellied Plovers, and a surprise Magnificent Frigatebird
Beach photography as Sandwich Terns perform courtship rituals with fish and accidentally hand a fish to the wrong mate!
Sanibel shorebirds and seashells – the Least Tern colony is active and I photographed lots of fishy courtship behaviors!
I found some images from last summer that I had never processed. In August I spent several mornings at Indian Rocks Beach photographing the nesting Black Skimmers, but the skimmers weren’t the only birds who posed for me. The juvenile shorebirds also put on a show for the camera. I especially liked the juvenile terns, […]
While at Fort De Soto over Labor Day weekend, I captured a fun sequence of images. The Sandwich Terns were in a feeding frenzy over the ocean. I tried to photograph them as they grabbed their fish from the ocean. One grabbed a huge fish, dropped it in mid-air, then dove and caught it […]
I had such a good time photographing the terns and gulls in their feeding frenzy at Fort De Soto over Labor Day weekend. I got to North Beach just after sunrise. The feeding frenzy from the night before continued as hundreds of birds dove into the waves and pulled out their breakfasts. There were so […]
Rich and I did an overnight trip to Fort De Soto over Labor Day weekend. I got to do one of my favorite things: photograph sunset at Fort De Soto’s North Beach. It’s so beautiful there. I love the white beach and the unspoiled coastline. Apparently I wasn’t the only one who thought it […]
The Sandwich Terns at North Beach made me laugh. I’m not sure if they were trying for courtship behaviors, or if they were just being silly. I watched several bring in nice fish, then just stand there trying to get attention from everybody else. Why didn’t they just eat their fish? Sometimes the crowd would […]
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 […]
Rich says I must have lost my marbles. I got up at 4:45 this morning and drove to St. Pete in order to search for Marbled Godwits. It’s been a few months since I’ve gone to the beach, and I was in the mood for some nice shorebird photography. It’s funny that after photographing lots […]
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 […]