The second photo shows three birds in a clump with two preening each other and the third bird preening itself. I took a break to find a toilet facility in the park. When I returned, it sounded like a much larger group of Nanday Parakeets present, at least 20 to 25 in additional trees. I enjoyed watching the Nanday Parakeets for about 30 minutes and then I left Fuller Park to explore Fort Desoto Park. I had never been to Fort Desoto Park and wanted to see if there were any shorebirds present. Unfortunately, it was a weekend and Sunday, so the park was full of beach lovers, boaters and fisherman. I did find some shorebird habitat at East Beach with a few Dunlin, 6 to 8 Willets and one Semipalmated Plover. A small flock of shorebirds approached the area but turned away due to all the human presence and activity. The flock landed further down the beach and included about four Short-billed Dowitchers. None of these are new birds for the year. Further out in the bay, some flats were exposed, on which there were several Black-bellied Plovers and a single Marbled
Godwit. I left Fort Desoto Park and headed toward Hernando Beach to look for the Budgerigars. I arrived at Gulf Winds Circle at about 5:30 pm and found a single Budgerigar on a bird feeder by about 6:00 pm. See photos below. I stayed until about 6:30 pm, hoping that more Budgies would show up but none did. I then headed for I-75 to start driving north toward home with a potential stop in the Gainesville area on the way to try for Mississippi Kite. I was too tired to drive the whole way back to Cincinnati without a good night of sleep.