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Thu Oct 2, 2014, 12:11 AM

 

Florida Beach Birding: Playalinda Beach

Playalinda Beach: https://www.google.com/maps/place/28%C2%B039'44.8%22N+80%C2%B038'10.8%22W/@28.662456,-80.636345,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0?hl=en

Fall migration is a good time to head to the beach. On weekdays there aren't a lot of people there and the birds are moving through in good numbers. Plus the birds are relatively easy to photograph in the open on the beach. I feel like I'm cheating taking pictures there.

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Wilson's Plover: I'm always pleased to see a Wilson's Plover which are scarce around here

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Wilson's Plover

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Wilson's Plover

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Red Knot

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Black-bellied Plover

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Willet

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Sanderling

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Sanderling

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Ruddy Turnstone

I tend to take a lot of tern pictures, and here are more of them:

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Black Tern

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Black Tern

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Black Tern

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Sandwich Terns with a few Common Terns & a Laughing Gull

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Sandwich Tern

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Sandwich Tern

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Sandwich Tern with a fish to feed its youngster

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Sandwich Tern adult feeding its youngster: it appears the youngsters migrate south with their parents. Sandwich Terns don't breed around here.

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Common Tern

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Common Tern flying over Black Tern

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Royal Tern

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cpwm17 Oct 2014 OP
littlemissmartypants Oct 2014 #1
cpwm17 Oct 2014 #3
postulater Oct 2014 #2
cpwm17 Oct 2014 #4
locks Oct 2014 #5
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Response to cpwm17 (Original post)

Thu Oct 2, 2014, 12:13 AM

1. Indeed the beach is beautiful. These are great. Thanks so much. nt

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 2, 2014, 10:46 AM

3. Thank you

 

Yes, the beach is beautiful. I should go there more often

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Response to cpwm17 (Original post)

Thu Oct 2, 2014, 12:34 AM

2. Great photos.

We were visiting in Florida this summer.

We went to Amelia Island and Kissimmi Prairie Preserve.Both had some nice birds for us.

Caracara and Scissor tailed kite were my favorites.

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Response to postulater (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 2, 2014, 10:54 AM

4. I've only been up to the Amelia Island area a couple of times

 

and only briefly. It looked like a nice area.

I should get to Kissimmee Prairie Preserve in the spring really soon. I was going to go there this spring in the hopes of seeing the Florida race of the Grasshopper Sparrow. Kissimmee Prairie Preserve might be the only place there are any left. They're about to go extinct. It might be too late.

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Response to cpwm17 (Original post)

Sun Oct 5, 2014, 09:45 PM

5. Thanks for the great pictures

I remember many years ago seeing ruddy turnstones with lots of color on a Galapagos island.

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Response to locks (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 6, 2014, 03:39 PM

6. Thank you

 

In the spring, before they leave the area, many acquire their pretty plumage.

I've never been anywhere as exciting as the Galapagos islands. I'd love to visit Ecuador some day if I can get an affordable trip. Maybe at least once.

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