Notes From The Field

Just before dinner tonight Kathy and myself headed over to Fish Haul Creek Park just before high tide. Even though I”ve been to this park on numerous occasions during my visits here, never at high tide. The stroll on the pine needle laiden path towards the mouth of Fish Haul Creek was so quiet and surreal. As we approached the ocean it was obvious that there was more water than terra firma. There was just one spit of sand that jutted out into the water, and concentrated on this sandy slip of ground was a nice variety of birds. We stayed for about an hour before heading out. What I’m discovering is low tide might be the best for birding at this location. At high tide I can only get so close before getting my feet wet. Now at low tide I can travel along all the different sand bars to bet closer. We”ll see if I have any time with Thursday being our last full day here. Tomorrow though it’s off to Pinkney Island National Wildlife Refuge.
Notable birds for the day included:
Forster’s Tern
Common Tern
Caspian Tern
Royal Tern
White Ibis
Little Blue Heron
Tricolor Heron
Osprey
Black Skimmer
Willit
Marbled Godwit
Sanderling
Semipalmated Sandpiper

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