After lunch at Dixie Crossroads, we headed over to a beach close to Titusville: Cherie Down Park in Cape Canaveral. It was a breezy cloudy day….a little cold. There were people fishing from the beach. At first it didn’t seem like there were very many birds. In some ways that made it easier to photograph the ones that were there.
The Sanderling at the water’s edge was the first bird I noticed.
The Ruddy Turnstone kept moving about. I’m not sure whether I photographed the same bird twice or it was two birds.
A Ring-billed Gull surveyed the beach from a pile of sand in the beach replenishment project area.
A Pigeon posed with fluffed feathers…protection against the cold wind.
Lots of Brown Pelicans flew by.
I managed to catch a sequence of a group as it went by. The ones with white heads are the mature birds…the brown heads are juveniles.
A Willet walked along the water’s edge.
Just before we left a group of Black Skimmer’s flew by…a good high point for the last of the field trip.