Earlier in the week, I had decided to head south to Sea City to check for migrants and spend a few hours on the beach.
Of course, the weather had other plans and during the night I could hear that the wind was picking up speed. Since I had already committed to myself, I got my gear and headed to Sea City, stopping for an Egg McMuffin breakfast on route.
I was hoping that the wind would die down as it sometimes does - just not today...I did see some early migrants; Upchers Warbler, Isabelline Wheatear, Common Sandpipers - but not one was kind enough to pose for a photograph. But who could blame them, as even I was battling with the wind battering the car and blowing dust. I did find a Blanfords Agamid that seemed determined not to be swayed by the wind..Something disturbed it and suddenly it was off across the mound, all puffed up and displaying - defending it's territory?
|Blue-throated (Blanford's) Agamid (Trapelus ruderatus fieldi)|
|Let the display begin.....|
|You wanna a piece of me?|
|I thought not!|
|Split level image of Sand Dollar (Echinodoscus auritus)|
|Sand Dollar (Echinodoscus auritus) disappearing under the sand|
Feeling a little wind swept and sand blasted - my stay on the beach was shorter than I had planned.