Monday, October 27, 2014

Birding Bailey with Birding Buddies

It's another beautiful day in sunny paradise and I've been invited by Dotty to go birding the Bailey Tract with her friends, Suzanne and Elaine from Texas- I am a happy camper.

The Red-shouldered Hawk was one of our first visitor on the trail.

Shortly thereafter, we spotted and heard several House Wren, some of which were young birds.

The Palm Warblers were a dime a dozen, here they are feasting on bugs within the Goldenrod.

The Phoebe sang his heart too.

We made our way through the Bailey Tract and made a skip over to the Sanibel Garden Preserves and in the process bumped into another group of birders - Ruth Parks, her sister and two friends - so we joined forces and added more eyes on the trail.

This Anhinga posed for us nicely and the Dragonfly decided to join in as well.

A lady Kingfisher with a bad hair day.

The lady Kingfisher is one of the rare birds which sports more color (rust on breast) than the male.

"Enough of that, I'm outta here."

Brown Pelicans overhead.

Bald Eagles chattering away - we saw 4.

An Anhinga in the woods drying its wings and blending with the twigs and branches.

Here's the rest of my gang also trying to photograph the Anhinga.

A Tricolored Heron - with feathers every which way - did I tell you it was a windy day?  
As always, it was a great day and today was blessed with good company as well - it doesn't get any better than that. My E-Bird List for today

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