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Santa Rosa Island Birds

June 8, 2012

I heard Red-Winged Blackbirds singing all over the island but was never able to catch one on camera. They love the sea oats.

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The Mockingbird who serenaded me during my visit to Battery Payne at Fort Pickens.

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DH & I have never seen Osprey on this island in the 30+ years we have visited here. Now they are quite visible as are their nests!

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The Great Blue Herons are also nesting.

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These Black Skimmers were nesting at the entrance to the Gulf Islands National Seashore.

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The only gull I saw on the beach all week, Laughing Gull.

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A Sanderling looking for breakfast.

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