Thursday, August 12, 2010

Skywatch Friday - Storm at the pier

I headed over to Redington Shores one day last week after work to see how the baby skimmers were growing. It started out sunny but then the storms moved in not long after I had gotten there. It's been raining every day lately. At this point there weren't too many people on the beach. The shorebirds and pelicans were having a nice quiet time.

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Oystercatcher couple giving me the eye.

Parent royal tern feeding it's baby.

Young royal tern.

These guys stayed close together. I'm guessing it's a royal tern family. One of the parents is in the back with the bright orange beak. The 3 up front look like first year terns. They make a nice family.


  1. Look at all of them, they're having a ball out there on the beach!

    Those clouds certainly look ominous, but I absolutely love it just before a storm, it's sooo beautiful!

    You can send that rain here to Southeast Missouri... We desperately NEED IT!

  2. The clouds do indeed look ominous but beautiful! And I love the birds! They really are having a ball, aren't they! What fun captures, Dina! Have a great weekend!


  3. Oh those two birds looking at you maybe they are thinking what are you doing? ^_^ Happy Friday!


  4. Love that wide expanse of beach and sky!

  5. Great Skywatch photo, I love the sand and the clouds. Those birds are very interesting too.

  6. I love the young Royal Tern's "hairdo" Nice photos.

  7. The clouds look very murky but beautiful. I'm loving all the little birds, the tern's are so cute!

  8. Great photographs again Dina.

  9. I didn't realize that you were so close to me. I took a beach shot of the afternoon storms this week too. I love the bird photos, you really captured them well. The mom feeding the baby is great! I'm coming back here often!

    My stormy photos just a little south of you for SkyWatch: