Monday, December 8, 2014

Charlotte Preserve w/Caloosa Bird Club

Yup, you guessed it, It's Monday - my very favorite day of the week! Today we meet in North Cape Coral to walk the Charlotte Preserve State Park.
It was a bit foggy and a tad bit chilly - but certainly not enough to dampen the day.

A few Northern Flickers were seen, some Downy were heard and

the Red-bellied stole the woodpecker show - as they were quite abundant this morning.

Towhees were heard and spotted - a male and a female - next time I'll have a better photo to show you.

The trail took us to the sound where we saw several species....White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, some Redheads, Black Skimmers, Marbled Godwits, Willets, Plovers and Sandpipers....and more. After a bit we headed to another section of Cape Coral with the hopes of finding the Scrub Jays.

And look HOO we saw!

A Great Horned Owl! What a gorgeous bird he is.

At the opposite end of the street we located a Burrowing Owl. This was one of the last sighting before we headed to lunch. On the way home we stopped on the corner of Del Prado Blvd to see the Eurasian Wigeon.

We looked and studied the area closely however the Eurasian Wigeon was nowhere to be found, instead we watched a Mallard with some domestic ducks and a goose.

A few Ring-necked Ducks were there too.

This one had a really funny hairdo.

The three stooges

Well folks, stay tuned....there is more to come.

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