I've been meaning to post and share some photos but honestly I'm having some difficulty trying to figure out where I fit in this world without my husband, after being together for 40 years - it takes adjustment to find my own wings.
Talking about wings - the weather has been beautiful and I've taken a few moments here and there to be with nature and that does help....so without much further ado - come along with me....
|This Osprey has adopted this perch next to my house and I get to observe it while it preens its feathers or while it has a fish feast....|
He looks as if he likes to just hang out....though I know it's a lot more scientific than that.
|And you can tell around here when the spring is getting closer and the birds are starting to sport their brighter colors - here's a Snowy Egret - check the lores and how orange it is.|
|Not too far away, along the Bailey Tract, I found a Wilson's Snipe and it surprised me by the fact that it didn't fly off when our eyes met.|
|And this morning was my first day to resume with Snowy Plover Patrol - the season officially began yesterday and I must say that as soon as I stepped foot on the beach - I knew I was home.|
|These two photos are for my friend Carol who said there were no birds on the beach ;)|
|so, I beg to differ...tongue in cheek with sugar on top :)|
|And there they were - I found 4 Snowy Plovers|
|Two of them were banded, here's Orange/Black - a female that was banded on Sanibel many years ago and she's had many chicks along the way.|
|This is another Sanibel Plover - the tell tale sign is the green/silver band on the left leg. And this, my friends, concludes my post for today - I will make an effort to return sooner than later.|