It seems as if S.W.Florida has been out of sorts this past winter - high winds, overcast days and mucho rain which provided some challenges for bird outings - however not enough to keep me totally away. Today I bring you a few glimpses of where I've been this past week....let's go.....
|A spiffy Black-and-white Warbler was spotted at the Bailey Tract.|
|A Great Egret was sporting its breeding plumage (green face/dusky bill) at the Sanibel Garden Preserve.|
|A Yellow-rumped Warbler was not too far away.|
|A visit at Lakes Park provided quite a few sightings of Great Blue Heron in/out of nests....way up in the Australian Pine Trees.|
|One of my highlight this week was being able to capture bits and pieces of this Hairy Woodpecker.|
This pecker looks similar to a Downy however it is slightly bigger (Robin size) and its bill is much larger.
|I did find him along the boardwalk at the Six Mile Cypress Slough among many other woodpeckers (Downy, Pileated, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Red-bellied).|
|On my way out of the slough - a sweet sighting of an Eastern Bluebird.|
|A quick stop at Bunche Beach provided another look at the wild American Flamingo that has been making an almost daily return for the past two weeks.|
|Two out of three Common Loons are pictured here with Estero/Ft.Myers beach in the background.|
|A pair of Forster Tern bid us farewell for the day - my weather app popped up with warnings of more rain coming. All in all it was a great week for bird watching with the added bonus of capturing some of their sweet faces.|