The weather has been great - filled with warmth and sunshine - which made for a great day of birding....off to Ding Darling I go.
|I entered the drive as the gate opened - 7:00a.m. - I was a tad disappointed that I hadn't planned the tides....low tide being noon....oh well. But who knew, it turned out to be great after all....you decide.|
|Aren't they lovely with the sun kiss?|
|That Reddish Egret with the white feathers is still around.|
|I parked my car by the X-dike and took a stroll down the Indigo Trail - the Red Cardinal had a serenade for me all the way through.|
|The Mourning Dove was cooing too.|
|I was glad to be here - and it was very peaceful.|
|A lot of action was taking place down below and it was a pleasure to watch.|
|From the platform I could see 4 Black-crowned Night Herons.|
|A pretty lady Anhinga.|
|A juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron.|
|The view from the platform.|
|Gorgeous Green Heron.|
|Where I came from...|
|Eastern Phoebe - busy, busy.|
|Pied-billed Grebe - one of many.|
|Wood Storks were plentiful this morning.|
|Tri-colored Heron chasing a meal.|
|Be nice now.|
|The Red-breasted Merganser was very active - one of many.|
|Hooded Merganser - my very favorite.|
Another great day of birding!
My E-Bird list for today http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S16777635
42 Species - not a bad day at all.