These images of wading and shorebirds were taken at Fort De Soto County Park’s north beach six years ago today on a beautiful morning.
I photographed this Snowy Egret as the sun came up over the eastern horizon and the light seemed to make the egret glow against the blues of the Gulf of Mexico.
This Ruddy Turnstone came in real close as I laid as still as a rock on the beach. I had to back up my zoom to fit the shorebird into the frame. I guess it shows that good things come to those with patience.
It was actually a cool morning and a lot of the smaller shorebirds; like this Snowy Plover, were resting on the sand and soaking in the warmth of the sun.
Along with this Wilson’s Plover who was also resting nearby.
And a cute little Semipalmated Plover tucked into the wrack line not far from where I laid in the sand.
Later as the sun climbed into the sky I photographed this Tricolored Heron moments after to caught a small fish at the edge of the Gulf of Mexico.
I love what I do and I love my subjects too. Yesterday, today and all my tomorrows.
Life is good.