Tag Archives: gulls

Siesta Key Beach: Seabirds at Sunset

Siesta Key, just off Florida’s west coast, is a barrier island protecting mainland Sarasota. These naturally formed islands protect the mainland from disasters like the onslaught we’ve very recently just seen. While the Key is home to a constant influx … Continue reading

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The Skimmers of Lido Beach

“Yip, yip, yip!” The sound of seabirds greeted me as I crossed a strip of grassy dunes and was met by the sandy expanse of Lido Beach and the blue-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The sands were dotted … Continue reading

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So, about gulls..

First off, I’m going to ruin your childhood surety. Are you ready? Brace yourself: There’s no such thing as a seagull. The very word makes any birder shudder. In fact, no such creature exists. Except, that is, in the common-yet-false … Continue reading

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Warm Winter Sands: Florida Birds

Wintering seabirds and shorebirds in Sarasota, Florida share the pristine white sands of Siesta Key with human snowbirds like me. Continue reading

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Another summer soon departed..

Well, things are really wrapping up here on the island. Amid clouds of voracious mosquitoes, Frank and I finished taking down the last of the blinds. These somewhat rickety little enclosures, or hides, acted as my work cubicle for the summer and … Continue reading

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Living the seabird life

Okay, so aside from snuggling chicks, I promise we’re doing real work out here! So I figure I’ll just go ahead and give you an idea of a day in the life of a Puffineer. Actually, that’s impossible, no day … Continue reading

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Foggy Daze

It’s another foggy day, keeping us out of the colony so that we don’t raise the birds off their nests. So I’ll take this morning to bring this baby of a blog up to speed. I got to Maine by … Continue reading

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