Friday, December 6, 2013

The End of Low Tide at Ft. Fisher for Awhile

The sunsets the early part of this week were particularly spectacular -- just the right amount of clouds.  This was taken down at the basin at Ft. Fisher.  The thin dark strip you see is the wall that was built in the mid 1800s to keep the ocean water and silt from the Cape Fear River.  You can walk quite a way on it at low tide.  The two black dots in the water are Oystercatchers.

Only one Godwit is left but the lighting was better today than usual as it was cloudy instead of the bright sun shining in my eyes and backlighting everything.  

He is joined by one of the Oystercatchers which frequent this area at low tide.

This the first time I have seen the wings out!

One of the Oystercatchers was giving me the eye.  He is pretty far away still.

Have been back to Carolina Beach Lake but still only Mallards and Coots.  At first I thought the American Coots had disappeared as well but they wandered by and they are up to their normal winter level of about 40 birds.

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