The Little Nuthatch — willet

St. Augustine Beach.


My sister and I woke up early to see the sunrise over St. Augustine Beach. It was cloudy and not the most stunning sunrise of pinks and oranges, but still beautiful. I am always blown away at how the morning light hits the ocean.     Last March on the beach at Little Talbot Island, not too far up the coast from St. Augustine Beach, I saw my first starfish on the beach. I didn't think we ever had them in Florida until I saw one there. And in St. Augustine this morning we saw two! A little one, and...

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Lido Beach

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Hello old blog! My last post was Thanksgiving and yesterday was Christmas Day! I've been gone a while, busy with holiday orders and craft shows, in addition to making some little Christmas gifts and enjoying the season. One lovely weekend I had a craft show in Sarasota on the gulf coast of Florida and got to spend some time enjoying Lido Beach. These are from a morning walk at sunrise... And over the bay at sunset...

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Shorebird chicks.

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Yesterday was the first day of Summer! I got up while it was still dark, and my Mom and I drove over to Merritt Island for some birdwatching. When we got there the sun was up, and making for some beautiful light and sparkling water. My main hope was to see some baby chicks. It didn't take long before we found this fluffy little Willet chick. It's parent was in a tree making a fuss. We saw some other birds... Then I was about to give up hope on finding any more chicks. We had driven down Gator Road, and...

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