Can you stand to see a few more birds?
The white egret was so interested in finding his dinner that he didn’t pay much attention to how close I was getting. Good thing too because the long lens that we brought along has broken so this was only a 28 – 105 mm lens. A real bird photographer would throw up their hands in despair. Fortunately, birds are not the main feature of this trip so we’ll get along fine without that lens.The toucan and the parrot are fine examples of the quality of digital photography today. The detail of each feather just blows me away.
Stand still on the dry sand of the upper beach near tree trunks or branches and just watch the small shells. Suddenly, they start moving! They are the homes of tiny hermit crabs. I’ve seen them before in larger sizes but these guys were tiny as you can see compared to my fingers and a few grains of sand. These little guys carry their home and protection along with them. As they grow they just find a new, bigger shell to move into. And yes, they tickle as they scurry across my hand.