Fall is here - and low tide is happening at Ding - time to make a visit. The gates open at 7:30a.m. and there's always a line waiting for it to open and today was no different.
|A juvenile White Ibis|
|An adult White Ibis - I love their blue eyes.|
|The sunrise was casting a special glow on the Roseate Spoonbills, a beautiful sight to greet the day.|
|A Spotted Sandpiper taking the view in or perhaps just trying to hide from me.|
|The No-seeums were really bad this morning and after a while I gave up and sought shelter in my car and took photos through my windows - the result was a slightly different tint.....took me a while to figure out why they were looking different.|
|Ding Darling is such a special place, you just never know what you're going to see - and so many different species hang out together too! Reports of the White Pelicans came in the other day but this morning I couldn't find any.|
|A quick walk on the Calussa Shell Mound trail before leaving provided me with a Carolina Wren in full view above my head,|
|A Blue-Grey Gnatcatcher buzzing by and|
|an Ovenbird checking me out.|
|Quite the acrobat this Blue-Grey Gnatcatcher, I never tire of watching them.|
Make sure to check this little trail, it always holds nice surprises.
My E-Bird List for today