Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Hump day can be lovely.

After being done with my turtle patrol - I decided to make a visit to my favorite spot - the Sanibel Garden Preserve - and what a nice visit this was.
I never get tired of seeing the Swallow-tailed Kites - they are just magnificent with their simple grace.

And the Great-crested Flycatchers are in greater numbers and can be seen in pairs throughout the preserve.

A Red-shouldered Hawk - ever patient and vigilant.

By the tower - a Starling

One of the Killdeer giving me the broken wing syndrome - I retreated and let him/her be.

The Common Grackle with its bright yellow eye.

Talking about eyes - who has eyes on who? A Great Blue Heron by an alligator.

Quite an acrobat, don't you think?

Here's the Great-crested Flycatcher by its home.

The better half - not too far - seem to say: "Are you looking at me?"

Another box being used by the Red-bellied Woodpecker.

Time for me to start heading out - the Swallow-tailed Kite was leading the way.

But before I leave, I had to cross the street over to the Bailey Tract to take a peek on the little family - all's well.


  1. Great photos! I love the Flycatchers.

  2. Once again you have a very nice variety of pictures. Love looking at them all.

  3. My comment did not post so I will try again. Once again you had a nice variety of pictures.