St Petersburg, Ft. DeSoto park

Nov 14, 2009 by Janine
Its been a few years since I have last visited the beaches of Ft. DeSoto. I was in the neighborhood for a conference and figured I would stop by. The beaches are beautiful and have been voted #1 in the nation for several years now. The park is known for abundant shorebirds and other wildlife. I saw plenty of birds on my visit and took a few hundred photos!

A multitude of sandwich terns


Greedy gulls




Great posers




I walked out on one of the piers and was amazed to see the ocean literally boiling with bait fish. I have never seen this before and it was quite amazing. The boil provided a buffet for the gulls and terns who would delicately pluck them from the water while on the wing. A pod of dolphins also joined in the feast.



After the excitement of the pier, I decided to sit on the beach for a while and watch the "peeps" go by






Finally, I was treated to a beautiful sunset.



Comments

Nov 15, 2009, 13:50:05 oldcrow wrote:

Your pictures are superb as always. And that sunset is awesome.

Nov 17, 2009, 18:01:47 Tricia wrote:

Stunning pictures J and some beautiful birds. But your final picture is really worthy of being hung on a wall. Superb!!

Apr 08, 2010, 13:39:16 cimpoaca laurentiu wrote:

wow, amazing pictures, i love your photos, i love nature you revealed here...i'm waiting for your feedback about my birds...i'm following your blog from now on...switching blog rolls??hugs

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