Semipalmated Plover

Lifer Snowy Plover at Fort De Soto!

August 31, 2014 -  I'm still working on some of their sandpiper cousins!!)  The above is a Semipalmated Plover, who has also lost the dark lines of his breeding plumage.... Read more

Escape to Fort De Soto

April 23, 2012 - Our first stop at Fort De Soto was the East Beach, which I love in the golden afternoon light.  The little shorebirds are so tame.  They don't mind too much when they are followed by The Beast!  I was hoping to find some shorebirds in pretty breeding plumage, and they…... Read more

"Sunrise" Skyway and Fort De Soto Birds

October 2, 2011 - We went looking for the White Morph Reddish Egret, but all we found were Snowy Egrets (tiny dancers!)  A couple of Wilson's Plovers posed for us by the lagoon, and then we found some Yellow-Crowned Night Herons by the marsh.  I was surprised that the roped-off areas for the Wilson's…... Read more

Early Fall Migrants at Fort De Soto

July 24, 2011 - Forster's Tern Rich will be happy to hear that I saw several roped-off Sea Turtle nests.  The Wilson's Plover nest areas are still roped off, too.  As I approached those, I came across about half a dozen Semipalmated Plovers running around in the sand.  They were pretty far up in…... Read more

Semipalmated Plover

Beautiful Morning at Fort De Soto

November 23, 2010 - Dunlin There were lots of Semipalmated Plovers running around.... Semipalmated Plover Wilson's Plover This poor little Ruddy Turnstone huddled against a wall of seaweed while the rest of the birds ran along the shoreline.... Black-Bellied Plover Bird List: American Goldfinch, Black and White Warbler, Black-Bellied Plover, Black-Crowned Night Heron…... Read more