I was in Jacksonville, Florida for a conference on Living Shorelines, a restoration technique for coastal areas throughout the Southeast. For day 2 of the conference, we headed out to the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve to look at some in-progress projects. Luckily for me, there was time afterwards for a little birding.
After leaving the group, I pulled into a boat launch with a great view of a marshy, mud flat area near the beach. It was absolutely covered with birds.