Saturday, March 5, 2016

Bunche Beach visit

The tide is low, the weather is promising - I think I'll revisit Bunche Beach this morning.
I walked to the East side of Bunche Beach with the hopes of finding the Curlew that has been reported on and off for the past month or so - no luck this time....the Skimmers on the other hand were quite plentiful - seen here with Fort Myers Beach in the background.

same view without zooming in.

The Skimmers were settling down for a bit

and then off they lifted....

it's a true wonder how they manage to lift off and fly like this without crashing into one another.

And all's calm again.

One of many Marbled Godwits that were at this point.

Hard to tell which bird is which here...twins!

A lovely Royal Tern getting ready to take flight after a good soak/bath.

A paler Marbled Godwit

The White morph of the Reddish Egret with a Tricolored Heron in the background.

A pair of Snowy Egret

The light was changing rapidly this morning - and I like how this was coming out - especially the reflection in the water.

Reddish Egret on the move

Oh what a nice surprise! A Snowy Egret in breeding plumage

I love the red lores and the orange feet.

This little Piping Plover didn't care to stay put for two seconds - check out his bands and blue flag.

Ruddy Turnstone

Little Blue Heron

On the west end of the beach now - the causeway is in sight and so is

this Great Blue Heron.

A Yellow-crowned Night Heron by the mangrove roots.

The dark morph of the Reddish Egret.

Back to the east end and still missing that Curlew - but what a nice group we have here....Marbled Godwits, Willets and Short-billed Dowitchers.

My little Piping friend - still eluding me.

This young Little Blue Heron bid me farewell - until the next time.


  1. You always manage to get some amazing photos.

    1. Larissa, the settings and the birds make it so much easier.