Soggy Sandwhich … Tern That Is

There was a report yesterday on the Tropical Audubon Bird Board of 3 species of Plovers at the Lake Worth Beach area so that’s where I headed first thing this morning.  I walked about a mile down the beach and only had Sanderlings and Ruddy Turnstones.  There were Ring-billed and Laughing Gulls along with a few Royal Terns.  Just as I turned around the sky’s opened up and I got soaked, at least from the waist down.  I always carry a rain poncho from Wal-Mart.  They are 89 cents and are wonderful keeping the camera and the upper half of me dry.

Sandwich Tern ... # 146 photographed for the year!!

I ended up back on the pier, hiding out from the rain when I noticed a smaller Tern mixed in with the loitering Gulls.  It was a good distance away but I was pretty sure it did not have an Orange bill.  When the rain finally subsided I made my way down and found this lone Sandwich Tern.  The sun popped out, I took my shot and then the heavens opened up again.

I did stop at the Boynton Beach Inlet for 10 minutes with the best bird being a fly over Magnificent Frigatebird.

Sunset ... Loxahatchee NWR ... This image is straight out of the camera, zero manipulation!!!

I went shopping with Terri and then to dinner.  We had a little time before sunset so we stopped at Loxahatchee NWR and walked a little.  We heard at least two Great Horned Owls and saw 200-300 Glossy Ibis, 11 Spoonbills and many other Waders just prior to this phenomenal sunset.

Thanks for following along!!


About sheriffsmith

I have worked for the Broward County Sheriff's Office the last 13 years and spend most of my free time birdwatching / naturewatching and photographing the birds and nature that I encounter. I believe God has blessed us with a world that is so absolutely fascinating and wonderful and I'm doing my best to discover and show others all that he has provided us with in nature.
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2 Responses to Soggy Sandwhich … Tern That Is

  1. I’m with ya on this one, don’t change a thing. Well done

  2. I just love you blog, and am so impressed with your finds and bird knowledge. Congrats on #146! The sunset…WOW….simply gorgeous.

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