Saturday, 30 March 2013

Birding and the vibes of South Beach

To anyone not familiar with Miami, and it environs, who hear talk of South Beach or, as it is sometimes referred  to, SoBe, they could be forgiven for thinking that people are referring solely to a beach. Well true, there is a beach, and a very long and brilliant beach at that, but in fact, the beach is on a very large barrier island, which has a sizable thriving community, with condos, hotels, restaurants, cafes, and clubs, all of which are world class. Its Art Deco area is also known world wide. South Beach, therefore, is more than just a beach, it is a vibrant, throbbing, exciting district by the Ocean.
        And in spite of all this and the fact that on any one day the beach can be full of tourists and locals, strolling, sunbathing, swimming, and surfing in various ways, the following was found amongst it all.

Sanderling, like little clockwork toys, running up and down the beach, I wondered how legs could move so fast on such a small bird.


Juvenile Laughing Gull.

And an adult Laughing Gull.
And in the next few pics there is a variety of species in a large group.

Black Skimmers.

Skimmers, Royal Terns, Laughing Gulls, and Ring-bill Gulls where also about.
All this, and a few hundred yards away the throbbing sound of club music, What a place.


  1. South Beach is definitely a unique experience:) Great shots of the Sanderlings!

    1. Thanks Tammy, Yes my Daughter and I like the whole rhythm and puls of the place, unfortunately the clubs are not that easy to get into, so we dodn't get to boogie.
      I hope you are enjoying your hols, Gordon.


A big thank you to everyone for looking in and leaving their comments, much appreciated, Gordon.