Range Tracking

Bountiful Bonanza for Birds

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Fish moving close to shore late in the afternoon caused a little feeding frenzy among a variety of birds as they scooped the fish up left and right. These photos were taken south of Sebastian Inlet State Park on the beach at Bob Bruce & Janice Broda’s house.
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Brown Pelicans, Terns, and Gulls were some of the birds enjoying the fish bounty.
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Brown Pelicans plunge diving after fish near the surface of the water.
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Royal Tern
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Sam enjoyed being on the beach.
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Brown Pelican & Royal Tern
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Royal Tern
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A Brown Pelican caught in the air a split second before plunging into the water after a fish.
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This Willet was wary of Sam but had nothing to fear since Sam took no interest in the birds.
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Birds would accumulate in groups on the beach to take a rest from feeding. Interestingly, birds that feed on the beach would join them, having an interest in the feeding frenzy offshore but unable to take part in it.
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Large numbers of Sanderlings lined the shore watching the feeding frenzy.
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Look carefully to see that this Royal Tern has caught a small fish, which it is carrying in its beak.
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Brown Pelicans swallowing fish whole.
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Pepper and her ubiquitous ball that she is rarely without.
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Sam relaxing on the sand.
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