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~Sandwich Tern

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Whats on your mind little tern, 

standing at water’s edge in the early morning light,

as you watch the gulf waters churn. 

With waves pounding the shore, 

luring you with its rhymed verse, 

hunger and fading light brings signs of yore.

~

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Back in October, 2014…

As I walked along the shore, hoping to watch the sunrise, I came upon this Sandwich Tern. He, just like me, was all alone on this particular morning and together we watched the day begin.

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I think this is an adult non-breeding bird. Notice the yellowish bill tip.
Enjoying an early morning bath in the Gulf
Enjoying an early morning bath in the Gulf
Sandwich Tern
Jumped right in.
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This Sandwich Tern gave me a gift on this morning; he was number 375.

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~Fort De Soto County Park – White Ibis~

Going back to the Fort to show you some White Ibis….

 

"Come with us and we will show you our home."
“Come with us and we will show you our home.”
Wait just a sec, while I eat my crab."
“Wait just a sec, while I eat my crab.”

 

"This is where we like to fish."
“This is where we like to fish. Its called North Beach.”

 

"I'am getting a sip of water."
“I’am getting a sip of water.”

 

"Do you see the Gulf of Mexico in the distance?"
“Do you see the Gulf of Mexico in the distance?”

 

"Do you know these people?"
“Do you know these people?” (We took a bike ride from the campground to North Beach one day.)

 

"Okay, you may go home now."
“Okay, you may go back to your RV now.”

 

Until next time….. 

~Fort De Soto County Park – Morning’s Glow~

I couldn’t hear their music,

The waves were signing just for them,

I could only watch in awe,

As they danced their dance,

In the early hours of morning’s glow.

Waves Singing at Sunrise
Waves Singing at Sunrise
Waiting for the dance to begin
Great Egret waiting for the dance to begin
Stork arriving to the dance
Stork arriving to the dance
Side by side in peace they dance
Side by side in peace they dance
Hearing the beat of a drum
Hearing the beat of a drum
Feathers all Aglow
Feathers all Aglow
A Solo Tribute to this Day
A Solo Tribute to this Day
Harmony from the Sea
Harmony from the Sea

Photo Challenge for April 18, 2015 called EarlyBird

This is my first time participating in a photo challenge.

I got up early to watch the sunrise while camping at Fort De Soto County Park, Florida. On this beautiful morning I watched the area come alive with life.

~Fort De Soto County Park – A Snowy Egret Performance~

Snowy Egret canopy fishing
Snowy Egret canopy fishing

 

Walking along the beach, watching the birds, is such a delightful experience. Just like all animals, each bird has their own unique personality. It is fun to try and capture their personality with my camera.

 

Mine, Mine, Mine
Mine, Mine, Mine

 

The Snowy Egrets sure do know how to express their personalities. With their bright yellow feet, expressive eyes and showy plumage they are dressed for the stage and they never seem to let us down with their dramatic performances.

 

Sharing is overrated
Sharing is overrated

All you have to do, to enjoy the performance, is grab a front row seat!

 

Fishing off of Gulf Pier at Sunset
Fishing off of Gulf Pier at Sunset

 

~Fort De Soto County Park-Yellow-crowned Night Heron~

Yellow-crowned Night Heron

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Juvenile)
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Juvenile)

 

Oyster Bed Fishing
Oyster Bed Fishing

 

Our view from the canpground, while visiting Fort De Soto County Park
Our view from the canpground, while visiting Fort De Soto County Park

 

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (adult)
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (adult)

 

Reflection
Reflection

 

Concentration
Concentration

We saw these Yellow-crowned Night Herons from the Fort De Soto campground.

 

My contribution to Wild Bird Wednesday at http://paying-ready-attention-gallery.blogspot.com