Our World Tuesday: Birds at the Beach

Nothing beats morning on the beach.  In this unofficial Year of the Shark, the only people on it are the fishermen, the die-hard fitness people, and the turtle folks who make sure the beach is clean and any turtle nests are marked.  There are no bad days on the beach.
 I cannot identify this bouncy little songbird that has taken over the osprey nest on Topsail.  He (she?) struck up quite a pretty tune while behaving like an osprey by hovering over the nest and stretching out the ol'  wings.
This pigeon wasn't looking well when I cam across him under the pier.  He didn't mind me, and he seemed to feel safe in this under-the-pier cathedral.

This willet--well, I think his name is Echo.

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  1. Hello, Echo (Hello Echo)



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  2. Always good to see your photos/post!!! And I do love the beach and the birds!! Hope you are enjoying a lovely early summer!!

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  3. I love the Osprey wannabe. I bet it flies away when the owners show up. I guess sharks would keep people out of the water.

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  4. lovely and peaceful...

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  5. Wonderful shots of a wonder filled place.
    Often smaller birds nest in the lower portions of the big nests. They are safe from predators there. It is an odd sight.

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  6. It looks so peaceful early morning !

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  7. Enjoyed these so much. It's true - there is no bad day at the beach. The birds seem to know this.

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  8. That little bird has delusions of grandeur! I'm so glad you're having a beautiful summer on the beach.

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  9. Lovely moody photography, thanks for hosting Skywatch Friday.

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