Monday, July 14, 2014


A visit to CWA in Ft.Myers Beach was calling my name, it had been a while since my last visit - quite a few chicks have since been born and fed....come and take a look.
When I got there - the sun was rising and the moon was still up.

The little Sandpiper called my attention

he then shared a little secret.....that he likes to

pretend that he's a Roseate Spoonbill.

After watching him for a while, I moved on further to the beach to observe the Black Skimmers with their families.

The Skimmers are within a roped off area and apparently they claim more room outside of the assigned boundaries as well...

and they feel free to let you know.

The Wilson Plover had their own families on the beach too.

A little bit further the Estero Lagoon is appealing to a lot of wildlife - this Roseate was resting peacefully.

The Willet was pretty vocal as I walked by,

the Great Blue Heron on the other hand was as quiet as a church mouse.

Here was my go-to bird American Oystercatcher,

settling down to start a family.

The quiet observer by the lagoon.

It was entertaining to watch him as he took some cool break from the hot sun.

Still observing.

The mate flew in and they had a little chit-chat about the status of the eggs and

off they went to their own business, the female taking over the duties...while the male

took a refreshing dip.

and that's "my end" he said.

As I made my way back, I spotted some of the Least Tern chicks.

and the Black Skimmers chicks too.

Bringing fish and feeding the little ones is a full time job.

I walked back across the bridge, feeling full with spirit and smiling while observing the stingrays and dolphins swimming by.....a great birding morning this was!  


  1. All I can say is, "Wow, France!" These pictures make my heart sing. XXXOOO Shannon

  2. These are amazing!! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. WOW!!! What a day you had. I so enjoy looking at all your photos...Thank you for continue to post.