Padre Island National Seashore

A Gathering of Dunlin

A gathering of Dunlin – These Dunlins seemed to be resting before continuing to look for dinner. The late afternoon sun cast wonderful shadows of their small bodies.

Resting Dunlin

Resting Dunlin – As we drove along the Padre Island National Seashore we encountered many Dunlin.  This resting Dunlin was taking a break after an afternoon of chasing the surf and probing the sand for food.

Taking a Break

Taking a Break – This Dunlin seemed to be taking a break from all the action along the beach at Padre Island National Seashore.  It was fun to watch these birds balance on one leg and tuck their beaks into their feathers and just relax.

Short-billed Dowitcher

Short-billed Dowitcher –  While at Padre Island National Seashore on a late afternoon drive we came upon this Short-billed Dowitcher who was part of a group working the beach in search of dinner.

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