Tag Archives: shore

Resting Willets

photograph of three Willets resting on a beach in Florida

Willets are pretty common along the beaches of the southeastern United States, at least during the winter months.  I sat on a Gulf Coast beach in Florida and watched a fairly large flock resting well above the water line.  The pictures I took of the larger group didn’t really do much for me.  They were simply too busy.  This smaller group of three made for a much cleaner composition.


Lake Yellowstone Killdeer

color photograph of a killdeer standing on a rock near the edge of a lake

This killdeer was patrolling the shoreline of Lake Yellowstone, spending most of its time on the semi-submerged rocks just beyond the shore.

Sanderling Display

photography of two sanderlings on the beach in Corolla, NC

Up and on the beach early one morning in late August I watched these two sanderlings interacting.  It wasn’t clear whether this was some type of courtship display or a standoff over which bird had domain over the beach.


Crab Digging In The Sand

macro photograph of a small crab in the sand on the beach

These little crabs are so well camouflaged they are nearly impossible to see until they move.  This one was busy digging when I spotted it.  Each time it went back into in the hole I crept a little closer until I was able to get this photo.