Egmont Key State Park

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Use of Decoys for Colonial-nesting Seabirds and the Need for Protected Nesting Areas

2017-11-04T06:20:32+00:00July 2nd, 2015|Categories: Birds, Black Skimmers, Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge, Egmont Key State Park, Florida, Fort De Soto County Park, Gandy Beach, Least Terns, Pinellas County|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

On an extremely hot April day I was out on Egmont Key for a Florida Master Naturalist class and from a distance I thought I saw some Black Skimmers and Least Terns resting on a beach but they turned out to be decoys.

American Oystercatchers in Florida

2016-12-07T12:13:00+00:00September 25th, 2012|Categories: American Oystercatchers, Birds, Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge, Egmont Key State Park, Florida, Fort De Soto County Park|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

I don't get to see or photograph Oystercatchers here in Utah but I still dream about these shorebirds and can hear their calls when I look at the thousands of images I took of them.