Once summer’s over, we head to the beach more frequently. It’s the best place there is. I pored through a bunch of photos I’ve taken there lately. Some came out better than I thought at the time.
Low tide is the best for walking. A bunch of gulls just hanging around.
Higher tides are best for bird-watching. Semi-palmated plovers (Charadrius semipalmatus) coming in for a landing.
Sanderling (Calidris alba) on the run.
And in flight.
This was last month, one of the osprey (Pandion haliaetus) making a last-minute appearance before migration.
More sanderlings, with a dunlin (Calidris alpina) mixed in
and no, I don’t know all these Latin/scientific names – I look them up on Cornell’s site – https://www.allaboutbirds.org/