The birding itch was poking me this morning, so I bundled up with multiple layers and headed out while wondering who else would be out there on such a chilly morning.
As I headed down Periwinkle Way toward the Island Inn Road, I spotted a pair of Bald Eagles perched along side Sanibel Blvd and behind the Over Easy Cafe.
|I'm thinking to myself that they are probably loving this weather, they do look comfortable, don't they?|
|Is this guy giving me the eagle eye?|
|I pulled myself away and made it down to the Sanibel Garden Preserve, there I spotted several Yellow-rumped Warblers.|
|Around the corner I was surprised to see a Wilson Snipe right out in the open - I observed it for a bit before diverting my attention to the opposite side|
|where a pair of Blue-winged Teal as well as a Little Blue were busily eating.|
|A regular resident of the area - a male Osprey.|
|A plump Mourning Dove staying warm and watching the Eastern Phoebe who just landed next to him.|
|Well folks, "till the next time" said the Hooded Merganser.|