Friday, August 17, 2012

Oystercatchers At Little Estero Lagoon: Part IV

After more than a month since visiting a wildlife venue other than Little Estero Lagoon, I discussed possibilities with Frank Constantin visiting from Québec.


The sunrise above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.

I've been really itchy to see what's happening at the many other impressive venues in the area. Though after considering the weather conditions primarily, we decided to visit the Lagoon where it typically offers a nice breeze and seemingly cooler conditions at the height of the summer season. This wasn't a disappointing move as the sky and sun afforded excellent light through the late morning with accommodating wildlife. The sunrise clouds offered what I thought a very appealing scene. The American Oystercatchers were seen in fewer numbers, but the pair that has appeared to stake claim to this territory made another mating attempt (lasting a few brief seconds). The oystercatchers stayed together for a while after initially observed and then separated until they appeared to meet up again. The Red Knot wasn't observed in as many numbers as seen previously either while Sandwich Tern were the most prolific shorebird observed. A Belted Kingfisher was heard this day. As is the norm, correction of any potential misinformation is very much welcomed.


The Sandwich Tern above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The Sandwich Tern above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The Brown Pelican above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The Royal Tern above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The Willet above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The Wilson's Plover above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The Sandwich Tern above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The Sandwich Tern above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The Red Knot above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The Red Knot above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The Willet above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The Laughing Gull above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The Sandwich Tern above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The Red Knot above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The juvenile Royal Tern above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The Sandwich Tern above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The Sandwich Tern above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The Laughing Gull above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The Ruddy Turnstone above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The Sandwich Tern above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The Laughing Gull above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The Sandwich Tern above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The Marbled Godwit above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The Forster's Tern above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The Brown Pelican with Laughing Gull above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The Sandwich Tern above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The Sandwich Tern above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The Sandwich Tern above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The Sandwich Tern above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The Forster's Tern above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The Forster's Tern above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The Sandwich Tern above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The Forster's Tern above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The Forster's Tern above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The juvenile Sandwich Tern above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The Forster's Tern above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The juvenile Sandwich Tern above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The Sandwich Tern above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The Forster's Tern above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The Forster's Tern above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The Sandwich Tern above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The juvenile Sandwich Tern above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The Sandwich Tern with juvenile above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The juvenile Sandwich Tern above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The juvenile Least Tern above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The Semipalmated Plover above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The juvenile Royal Tern with Laughing Gull above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The Sandwich Tern with juvenile above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The Royal Tern above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The Sandwich Tern with juvenile above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The American Oystercatcher above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The American Oystercatcher above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The Willet above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The American Oystercatcher above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The Brown Pelican above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The American Oystercatcher above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The Ruddy Turnstone above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The American Oystercatcher above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The American Oystercatcher above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The American Oystercatcher above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


The American Oystercatcher above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.


Francois Constantin above was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon in August 2012.

Please see Oystercatchers At Little Estero Lagoon: Part I.
Please see Oystercatchers At Little Estero Lagoon: Part II.
Please see Oystercatchers At Little Estero Lagoon: Part III.

4 comments:

  1. Most folks are clueless when it comes to sea birds. They think everything is a seagull. Your amazing fotos show just how various & different our shore birds are.

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  2. One after another your photos are stunning, Bob. Those close-ups and aerial shots are beyond suburb.

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  3. Just amazing!
    What an exquisite ballet!
    Each photo is a must!
    Makes wish I could get to the sea-side more often...
    Congrats Bob!

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