We decided to find a place to park with public beach access so that we could try to photograph some shorebirds and gulls. There wasn't much moving on the beach other than Sanderlings and Laughing Gulls. Luckily, one of the Sanderlings was very friendly and let me get some great shots!
After taking some pictures, we headed back to the park. The birding was very slow but the park was beautiful and contained habitats that I rarely get to bird in. The first interesting bird for me was a small flock of Brown-headed Nuthatches. I spend very little time in the southeastern part of the United States so I hardly ever get to see this species.
Butterflies are what really kept the morning interesting. They were everywhere! I did not mange many photos as it was very windy but the sheer number of individuals was amazing. This is one of the only decent photos that I got, a Gulf Fritillary.