Red Knot at Daytona Beach Shores

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Daytona Beach Shores is a great place to go to see gulls in the winter time in Florida. About an hour before sundown, they fly in and land along the coastline by the tens of thousands.

My father and I went to see Thayer and Iceland Gulls that have been seen there frequently. We picked the wrong day, though. I’m not sure if it was the wind or something else, but we were stuck with scanning about 2000 gulls, and none of them were the ones we wanted to find.

The consolation prize was a Red Knot along the shore. I think they’re wonderful birds, even in their winter plumage, so I had fun taking a few photographs of it.

Red Knot
Red Knot

By the way, I changed my site design. My new computer has a full HD screen, and now every time I look at my blog I think my photos are way too small.

Unfortunately, blogger doesn’t seem to let you automatically size your blog width relative to the size of your screen, so I have to try to find a happy middle ground that will accommodate both large and small screens.

Perhaps about once every year I widen my blog a little, assuming the average screen size is getting larger. But today was a pretty big jump (1280 pixels wide), and I’m hoping I didn’t make it too large for smaller screens. Please let me know if it’s too big for your screen.

 

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Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons, based in Florida, is a lover of nature, landscape, and wildlife photography. Scott became interested in photography in 2001 when he was given his first SLR camera. When he acquired a telephoto lens, he became progressively more interested in birds and other wildlife. Scott enjoys learning about bird habitats and behavior, striving always to take images that are both beautiful and interpretive. Scott believes photography is a great vehicle to help others to appreciate the wonder for the stuff of earth.

Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons, based in Florida, is a lover of nature, landscape, and wildlife photography. Scott became interested in photography in 2001 when he was given his first SLR camera. When he acquired a telephoto lens, he became progressively more interested in birds and other wildlife. Scott enjoys learning about bird habitats and behavior, striving always to take images that are both beautiful and interpretive. Scott believes photography is a great vehicle to help others to appreciate the wonder for the stuff of earth.

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