A Trip Report - Ft. Myers, December 11 to 15, 2010

 Semipalmated Plover

Wilson's Plover

This page is dedicated to Kathy and Charles who helped make it possible. Thanks!

Ft. Myers Beach is on the western side of Florida. Karen and I have been there a number of times over the past ten years and this was my first time seeing the Wilson's Plover and the Piping Plover. I only had to walk five minutes to get to the beach to photograph the plovers. It is a great opportunity to sit on the beach and watch how the shorebirds spend their time. The sleeping Black-bellied Plovers demonstrate one of the secrets to wildlife photography: you get your best shots when the subjects are relaxed; relaxed enough to take a nap.

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Semipalmated Plover
snowy Plover
Wilson's Plover
Piping Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Snowy Plover
Wilson's Plover
Piping Plover
Hoseshoecrab
Horseshoe Crab
Sanderling
Wilson's Plover
Horseshoe Crab
Horseshoe Crab
Sanderling
Wilson's Plover
Black-bellied Plover
Black-bellied Plover
Db. Cr. Cormorant
Kestrel
Black-bellied Plover getting ready to sleep.
Black-bellied Plover sleeping
Double-crested Cormorant
Kestrel
Plover and Sanderling
Snowy Egret
Willet
Willet
Sanderling and Black-bellied Plover
Snowy Egret
Willet
Willet
Plover/Sanderling
Snowy Plover
Snowy Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Piping Plover (left), Sanderling (right)
Snowy Plover
Snowy Plover
Wilson's Plover
snowy Egret
Snowy Egret
Wilson Plover/Willet
Sanderling
Snowy Egret with fish
 
Wilson's Plover Willet
Sanderling
Osprey
Osprey
Little Blue Heron
Mockingbird
Osprey
Osprey
Little Blue Heron
Mockingbird