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|8/15+16/2015 Amelia Island, FL: A couple of Loggerhead Sea Turtle excavations yielded two live
hatchlings; they were anxious, of course, to make it to the water where we saw them come up often to
breathe. On 8/16 We had a leucistic hatchling and 4 live ones at another nest site. Thanks again to Amelia
Island Sea Turtle Watch gang who make the excavations public and take the time to inform the public!
Also shown: our own dune Gopher Tortoise, who prefers land, thank you very much!
|8/11/2015 Huguenot and Amelia Island, FL: Migration in progress! What fun! Roseate Spoonbill (mostly
juv), American Oystercatcher , Little Blue Heron (juv), Black-bellied Plover , Sandwich Tern (and juv),
Whimbrel , and Wood Stork .
|8/16/2015 Huguenot Memorial Park, FL: Osprey are migrating and offered us some poses. ALso,
Whimbrel , Semipalmated Sandpiper , Sandwich Tern , Ruddy Turnstone , and a Lesser Black-backed Gull
who, after showing us its nice yellow legs, promptly lay down and went to sleep.
|8/16/2015 Huguenot Memorial Park, FL: This was fun to watch. Normally, a parent Royal Tern will swoop in
with the catch and it vanishes almost instantaneously down the young one's gullet. This incoming shrimp
was a bit awkward, however, and the parent took a fun few seconds to transfer the food to its young.