It's Sunday - it's a beautiful day and the trail is calling my name. I headed to Sanibel Garden Preserves to begin my day.
|My immediate sighting as I entered the trail, oh my!|
|Lots of preening and pruning going on....clean, clean, fluff, fluff.|
|I moved a little bit to get a better view and what do I see?? Not one by itself but 3 additional one in the nearby tree....whoa....this is my lucky day and I'm not even Irish.|
|I figured that I'd better move on and see what else is happening on the trail.|
|The Red-bellied Woodpeckers are usually a dime a dozen here and can be observed throughout - I've often seen them feeding their youngs.|
|I turned around to see if the Swallow-tailed Kites were still perched and lo-an-behold! Two of them were copulating - can this day get any better, I think not.|
|Aren't they lovely?|
|The male took off and soon after his mate followed. This morning is turning out to be just short of a miracle.|
|Then I got hit by a burst of sunshine when the Great crested Flycatcher showed up.|
|My farewell was with a Tricolored Heron - reminding me to go home and have breakfast too.|
St.Patrick's Day will be remembered as the day I saw the Swallow-tailed Kites mating - very sweet.
My E-bird list for the Sanibel Garden preserve trail