I grew up on the ocean, after high school I moved further inland but still went down to the ocean when I could, when my kids came along I would take them to the beach spring, summer, fall and winter, each season has it’s own personality. There is something so calming about sitting by the sound of that roar, watching the waves hit the shore and then recede. I’ve ridden on top of it, swam in it, lost a good friend to it, and miss it terribly…there is nothing like it.
This little guy was walking along the road at Fire Island National Seashore, it was March so very few cars on the road. I spotted him and stopped the car to watch him/her and managed to grab a few shots before he ran off into the dunes.
First I dropped my camera and couldn’t shoot for 6 weeks….then when I got it back it wouldn’t stop raining….then my PC decided to have a fit and it had to go to the hospital…My goodness I think I’m finally done with broken, now lets more on to my recent trip back home for my Besties surprise birthday party. She and her hubby and I got lucky and had a beautiful day to go to the beach.
A large, boldly patterned bird, the American Oystercatcher is conspicuous along ocean shores and salt marshes. True to its name, it is specialized in feeding on bivalves (oysters, clams, and mussels) and uses its brightly colored bill to get at them.
A small pale shorebird of open sandy beaches and alkali flats, the Piping Plover is found along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, as well as inland in the northern Great Plains. Because of disturbance by people, all populations are considered endangered or threatened
Winter arrived in Dallas this past week, snow and ice and very cold temps. Just too cold to go outside and honestly without some sunshine to brighten up the dreary days I saw no point in wandering outside with the camera (not to mention it’s hard to click the shutter button when you can’t feel your fingers!)
So I set up the camera in the warmth of the house and snapped a few shots of my feathered friends…how do they manage to stay warm in this weather???