Shore-birding in Florida with the NEX (55-210+1.7x TC)

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Shore-birding in Florida with the NEX (55-210+1.7x TC)
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Last time it was the wetlands birds, so this time I thought I'd share a cloudy, stormy day at the beach a few weeks ago with the NEX-5N and the 55-210mm+1.7x TC combo.  It was very overcast and off-and-on sprinkling all day, but the shore birds don't mind, so neither did I!

The ubiquitous ring-billed gull, walking the wave recess

Another, this with the darker wing pattern of an adult

Closeup gull, looking for a handout

A sandwich tern flying over the shallows

A little sanderling roaming the sands for little bugs to eat

Wait a minute...this is a swamp bird!  This green heron decided to come down to boat docks to fish the seawater - it was sitting on a boat's mooring line

A very rare visitor to my area - a common loon, hanging out in the marina

Another shot of the common loon

This cute little guy hanging out on the fishing pier is a ruddy turnstone

In Florida, we can get VERY closeup with our pelicans...there's something elegant and almost prehistoric about them when you see them up close

They line the seawalls on the ocean inlet, waiting for fishing boats to return with bait and catch cast-offs

Comments, questions, critique welcome as always.

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