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2015—Port A—Birds And Waves

This year, the beach at Port A was not quite as interesting as it has been in past years. There were no seashells to examine. There was almost no seaweed washed ashore. The birds were scarce. There was hardly even any trash. On my last walk on the beach Monday morning, Susan, Jordy, and I walked all the way to the pier and back and my Fitbit recorded over 4 miles which was a record for Jordy. He was adopted only a few months ago from an elderly person who could not exercise him so he was not able to walk far. Each day of my visit when Susan and I walked him on the beach, he gained strength and stamina and now seems to be able to enjoy and benefit from a lengthy walk despite his age and aching hips.

I spent my last morning trying to capture birds in flight, trying to capture gesture, trying to get the right composition without cropping. These were my best efforts from the morning. None are cropped.

My favorite shorebird, the tiny sanderling, is hard for me to capture because sanderlings move like lightening.
Port A Day 8-266

These are ruddy turnstones, another shorebird.
Port A Day 8-247

A willet entering the surf to feed.
Port A Day 8-229

Port A Day 8-86

A tern scanning the waves, then diving in after its prey.
Port A Day 8-128

Port A Day 8-107

3 responses

  1. Melinda

    Love these, Carol! My favorite is the sanderling, I think. I love watching birds at the shore, but never know their names, alas. You are so good at bird identification! Wonderful shots!

    February 17, 2015 at 8:20 am

  2. Connie

    Carol – It still looks like you had a great time in Port A. The Spring Migration really hasn’t gotten underway – we should have a more target rich environment in March. All the best – safe travels Connie

    February 17, 2015 at 10:25 am

  3. Susan

    Congrats on not cropping. Great pics! Missing you!

    February 17, 2015 at 11:20 am

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