It had been a couple of months since my last visit to Bowman's Beach and since my friend Libby is in town I thought it would be nice to re-visit.
Our Florida weather has been overcast lately but considering the alternatives, I'm not about to complain.
|But seeing Red Knots along the shore lightened up the beach.|
|A Black-bellied Plover manages to stay warm by tucking its leg in and energy is restored by resting.|
|A Short-billed Dowitcher is following suit.|
|And this little fellow has "6C9" - it was first banded in 1/18/11 in Harbor Island and has since been reported in Kice Island, Fl, Ft.Myers, Georgia, N.J. Keewaydin Island, Florida and Little Estero. This was its first Sanibel report.|
|It is pretty darn amazing that these little fellows can put so many miles - talk about working overtime!|
|We saw several groups of Sanderlings - all resting and gathering some energy.|
|One of the Wilson Plover we saw.|
|A Great Blue Heron preening.|
|A Forster Tern with a Laughing Gull.|
|A Lesser Black-backed Gull in front of a Herring Gull.|
|Bowman's Beach is known for its shelling properties - a bonus today was a Blue Crab and a bone from a sea turtle's carapace - if you'd like to find out more about a Sea Turtle Skeleton, I found an interesting read at www.marinelife.org|
|Talking about crabs....I heard that a visitor on Sanibel was inquiring where she could find a beach without so many shells.....|
|perhaps it provided too much stimulation on her feet....|
|to me, there's no place like home.|
My E-Bird List for today.