Least tern colony   Snowy plovers   Snowy plover taking chick under wing   Willets

Least tern colony, Snowy plovers, Willets. Click small image for topic.

Shorebirds 2015, Deer Lake State Park, FL

Deer Lake State Park beach stretches for 1/2 mile on the Gulf of Mexico. Between the lake inoutfall to the west and the dune crossover ramp stairs to the east is what I call Blessings Beach. Walking at dawn this year revealed three treasures.

For an overview without Willets, see Deer Lake State Park 6-11-15 on YouTube or Vimeo. Other wildlife includes ghost crabs, great blue herons, sanderlings, brown pelicans, and a variety of sea gulls.

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