Monday, March 1, 2010
The Laughing Gull and Me
I was happy to find some Laughing Gulls at the beach, their sound always cracks me up (we had them in Corpus Christi when we lived there), such funny birds!
But I didn't know what this little guy was. I had to buy a Florida Birds book so I could figure some of my mysteries out. I think this is a Spotted Sandpiper.
He searched the beach for food. The sun kept going behind clouds, shadows, sun, ugh!
He amazed me that he just strutted right by, allowing me to snap some photos. I think he looks like a great crane, like a huge regal bird, but check this out. . .
I snapped this just to remember his size. He's not huge at all, he's smaller than the laughing gull! According to my book the gull is 16-17" tall with up to a 3.5' wingspan! Impressive!