Ahhh....Monday morning and the Caloosa Bird Club is calling - let's go birding!
Today's itinerary: Eagle Lakes in Naples, Florida.
|A Blue Grosbeak was a very nice surprise today.|
|An American Wigeon showing off.|
|An Indigo Bunting had me guessing for a bit - those female/first winter bird are tricky for me to recognize.|
|This park is large with wide cement trails that we shared with bikers/walkers, the view is great everywhere you looked....just watch where you're going.|
|Black-bellied Whistling Ducks - my favorite.|
|A Great Blue Heron doing a dance for another nearby.|
|You know you're into snowbird season when the Coots are in great numbers.|
|Here's a reptile that generated quite a conversation - from the angle and the distance, some folks thought it might have been an alligator snapping turtle but as can be seen here - the scutes are 'gator' like and not cone shape.|
|We later moved to the Sugden Park where we consumed our lunch - a Kestrel was glowing in all its beauty - don't you agree?|
|A few Bald Eagles were spotted flying overhead - beside this young one, our eyes followed a mature pair carrying nest material....|
|to their nesting site nearby. A great way to seal the day! My E-bird List for Eagle Lakes and my E-bird List for Sugden Park.|