I can't believe that it's been a week since I last posted a blog and also since I took the trail for birding! Where does the time go?!
It's summer time and I've been really busy with the Sea Turtle Patrol but today I made a point of walking the Bailey Tract - I was due for trail time.
|The Green Herons greeted me back - several of them could be seen and heard.|
|A sleepy female Anhinga was slowly waking up and preening for the day.|
|A lonely Ground Dove lead the way on the Middle Dike.|
|Dragonflies are pretty numerous this time of the year.|
|If I recall correctly - this is the arabesque position.|
|A White Peacock Butterfly.|
|A quick side step to the Sanibel Garden Preserve - where a pair of Common Gallinule were spotted.|
|A beautiful Male Anhinga.|
|A Red-bellied Woodpecker tending to his home site.|
|A Red Cardinal singing away.|
|One of several Red-Shouldered Hawk - keeping their eyes sharply peeled for breakfast opportunities.|
|Back to the Bailey Tract - I spot a family of Mottled Ducks! Where have I been - to be missing these ducklings while they were growing up? Looks like there are 6 left from the brood.|
|There behavior was odd - I watched them as they stayed closed together without uttering a peep, slowly making their way into the water.|
|From a different direction I heard quacking and as if on cue - these guys responded -|
|And there she landed....|
All's well now. The end. My E-Bird List for today
at the Bailey Tract and my E-Bird List for the Sanibel Garden Preserve.