Today started with no expectations but rather a small plan of taking a walk along the shore - and surprises were welcomed.
I arrived early which was indicative by the fact that I was the only one in the lot. I set off along the boardwalk and spotted something I had never seen before - I quickly retreated and went to fetch my camera.
|It turns out this is a Southern Toad - it is a true toad native to the S.E. USA. It often lives in areas with sandy soils. It is nocturnal and spends the day in a burrow.|
|I'd say, I was lucky to arrive just before it left for its burrow.|
|As I cleared the boardwalk - the sunrise greeted me with open arms.....ahhh.|
|It seemed as if gold was being poured on....I am rich!|
|A Sanderling was enjoying the morning too.|
|Two Laughing Gulls - a juvenile on the left and an adult on the right.|
|A pristine White Ibis - often called Florida Chickens as they are a dime a dozen - there are so many of them - yet they are worthy of second looks.|
|Toward the end of my walk - I spotted a much bigger Gull from a distance and I was glad to have my camera along.....|
|that way I can properly identify what I am looking at. Those Gulls can be downright difficult because of the changes that they go through for the first 4 years and different seasons on top of that....|