Promises of migrants coming through as a result of the wind/weather changes prompted me to return to the Bailey Tract and the Sanibel Garden Preserves.
I could see several groups of small birds overhead, though with my lack of experience, was not able to identify what was going by. Some others however - being larger in size - made it somewhat easier....
|such as the Great Blue Heron. I took note of its tail feathers in flight mode and how similar the bird looked like a crane when its neck is extended. The more I get out on the field, the more details I seem to pick up along the way.|
|This burst of yellow landing on top of the tree turned out to be a Prairie Warbler.|
|A beautiful female Common Yellowthroat gave me some good looks before departing.|
|The Palm Warblers are back in full force - dashing from left to write and often leading the way along the trail - nibbling on the insects close to the ground.|
|The Catbirds can also be heard everywhere I turned to.|
|Bushes/trees filled with bursts of flowers are attracting the bees making the blooms come alive with buzzing activity.|
|Holding on and facing north.|
|Sweet little Blue Grey Gnatcatcher granted me one last look before I left the trail.|