Friday, July 11, 2008

A Bird Hunt at the Beach! Join Us!

Take a walk down the boardwalk with us, and let's see what we can find!

The dunes rise on either side of us, but we pass through to the beach.

We see a skimmer and its shadow. The skimmer's lower bill is longer than its upper bill!

We see a family of American oyster catchers. Can you tell which is the baby?

Can you find the endangered piping plover?

Here's a tern chick. Take a good look!

Can you see any in this photo?

How about this one? They are very well camouflaged in the sand!

Thanks for coming with us!


Alice Gunther said...

Such beautiful shots! I can't wait to show the kids.

Jennifer said...

Awesome shots! The one and only time I saw skimmers here in key West I didn't have my camera with me and it was a HUGE flock out behind the seaplane hanger on base. We sat there in the car forever and watched them wheel and turn and land in the high winds. They're brilliant.