Monday, November 14, 2011

Sun setting on shorebirds


More skimmers getting ready for bed. The one on the left is yelling "Someone turn the lights out!"


How'd that snowy egret get in the crowd?


Looking at their reflections.

Willet's got a crab.


Marbled godwit getting a snack before dark.

I took these the last week in October. Right before the time change and it was still a little light on my way home from work. I stopped along the Courtney Campbell causeway after work to get a quick walk in before it got dark. The tide was extremely low and most of the birds were far out in the bay. I was walking around in my flip flops but they kept getting stuck in the wet sand so I finally took them off and tied them to my bag. It got dark pretty quick. I had about 45 minutes to walk around. Now I drive home in the dark until mid-March.


Also, check out more birds at CLICK THIS PICTURE!

17 comments:

  1. beautiful light in that last one especially! and those skimmers are too funny looking!

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  2. Love the skimmer and especially the last picture, great light and colors.
    Best regards, marion

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  3. Great selection of shore birds, Dina. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  4. I always enjoy your shorebirds, Dina. I particularly like the second and third photos although, of course, as Marion said, the last photo has the wonderful light and color.

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

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  5. these are all fabulous....wonderful birds in beautiful light!!

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  6. Hi there - that last Godwit picture is really splendid. The waders are coming back to us now, so I think I may have to head out to some wetlands soon.

    Cheers. Stewart M - Australia

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  7. AWesome photos for OWT ~ Wonderful! ~~thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor) Happy OWT ^_^

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  8. Beautiful light in all the photos - and I can never see too many shorebirds!

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  9. Beautiful lighting, Dina! Great shots and very cool looking birds...we don't get to see those!

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  10. You live in a wonderful place to se all your beautiful birds Dina... I am so jealous..

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  11. Love the skimmers, great birds! Awesome captures, Dina!

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  12. What a wonderful 45 minutes you mast of had with your camera there on the beach. These photos of the little shorebirds are wonderful. The little ones are so sweet. Love the shot of the 2 side by side. It is almost like a mother and a child. Lovely post.genie

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  13. That is a golden light Dina. Shore bird life along the coast in Florida is a treasure trove. I know you will miss your walks and the photo op's they provide. It is pitch black at 6:oopm these days around here and we're not quite done with the shortening of daylight hours. Not so good for working people who would like to enjoy their evenings outside. We poor Northern Hemisphere folk, times are tough!

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  14. Utterly magical sunset shots that make all the birds stand out with their bright reflection.

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  15. These are lovely shots, Dina! I love how the Egret stands out among the Skimmers.

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