"Greed" a word that comes to mind when I go birding because I often "want" to see certain species and these past two mornings I found myself wishing to see that Fork-tailed Flycatcher once again - well, what can I say....it was a gorgeous bird!
In any event, I truly enjoyed my outings and appreciated the few birds that I did encounter....come along and see....
|Quite a few Red-bellied Woodpeckers can be seen - parents teaching their young ones how to fend for themselves.|
|Now, this was a nice surprise to find a Bald Eagle behind Bailey's General Store - Bald Eagles in Sanibel are far and few in between during the summer months.|
|One of two Gray Kingbirds that I spotted along the shopping center - there is a family that tends to hang around and it's always fun to find them.|
|The Swallow-tailed Kites were quite vocal as they soared and glided by.|
|"Sweet!" I thought to myself - a family of Mottled Ducks, always a joy to see.|
|A young Common Gallinule - the lighting makes it look as if it's a painting.|
|A young Red-Shouldered Hawk was very vocal this morning.|
|One of the many young Green Herons seen around the Bailey Tract - I love how we can see them freely this time of the year.|
|A little brush up from the Common Gallinule reminds me that every bird I encounter is a 'good' bird and I'm grateful for that.|