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.
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.