It had been some time since I had the opportunity to be on the beach and check some of my local shorebirds, today the weather was just perfect so I headed down the street.....come along with me....
|How very odd and quite a nice surprise to find a male American Kestrel go fly by me and land along the edge of the beach in the vegetation....|
|At some point he flew and landed a bit further west - here you can see the beach scene and some folks collecting shells and doing the "sanibel stoop".|
|My little friend found a nice post and took some time to reflect and so I let him be.|
I then decided to drive to Bowman's Beach before the crowd becomes unbearable....so off we go...
|Well, what a nice surprise - several Red Knots were at the beach today|
|As you can see some of them are starting to get their bright plumage and before we know it they will make their long journey north....|
|this fellow has a tag which I reported to the FB page of banded birds.|
|It was quite nice of him to show me his tag so nicely, don't you think?|
|Of special notation - these Terns are getting their breeding plumage - check those black caps on the Sandwich Tern and Royal Tern.|
|Not too far off the beaten path - there's several Osprey Nests - it was fun to catch this one in action....some fish for the lady.|
|And this concludes my beautiful trek along the sandy path - my soul feels rejuvenated and ready for what the week may bring.|