Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Ft Desoto after work

Great egret landing in the muck.

Wilson's plover watching me. There aren't too many Wilson's around. This one was by itself.

Looks like a group of skimmers and royal terns in the roped off sanctuary at the north beach.

This is the tiniest horseshoe crab I've ever seen.

When there's not a Rays baseball game tying up traffic, I try to head down to Fort Desoto to walk around after work at least once a month. There's not much traffic and it's better than driving into Tampa after work. I can get in a good hour and a half walk before it gets dark. The park is pretty busy during the day now so I think late in the day most of the birds have been scared away. The roped off areas seem to be full of birds getting ready for bed. I can usually still manage to find something interesting to take pictures of. Although, there hasn't been anything rare or unusual lately.


  1. hey, your 'normal' birds are still spectacular! :)

  2. Excellent shots of some beautiful birds! We have a lot of the same ones here on the coast of SC. I never tire of them!

  3. Wow! That's nice to be able to live so close to Ft. Desoto.

  4. Lovely shots of the birds and that little horseshoe crab!

  5. Beautiful shots, Dina. (And the Rays are pretty impressive this year.)
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  6. The Wilson was rare enough for me...been looking for one of them up and down the coast when I can get there myself (from Indiana). I've never seen one in person yet.

  7. Another great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.