I hadn’t added a new bird for a number of days and thought that my best chance would be to check out the Inlet and Snook Island. American Oystercatcher and Willet are both “normal” species that with a little effort I should see this year … just not today!
I did however find a couple of returning Least Terns. This small Tern is lighting quick and dives into the water with so much force you would think they’d hurt themselves. The Least Tern is the 166th bird species I’ve photographed in Palm Beach County Florida this year.
After leaving the Beach I headed up to the new Snook Island Park. This park borders the Lake Worth Public Golf Course and fortunately there is easy access to a fairly long stretch of the Intercoastal Waterway. There are a dozen or so Oyster beds and the habitat is perfect for a good number of species. Today all I came up with was this Spotted Sandpiper sans his spots!
The last couple of times I’ve hit this spot the tide has been really low so next time I’ll check the tide tables and see if I have more luck on a high tide. Thank you all for the visit and all the kind comments!