Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Fort Myers Beach Area - Part 3

Bunche Beach between Estero Island and Sanibel causeway 

Bottlenose Dolphins chase fish as the tide goes out

Reddish Egret at Bunche Beach

Two Piping Plovers check the soft sand for tiny critters

Piping Plover with plenty of bling - nesting tags

Wilson's Plover - a Florida specialty

Think small, the baby shells the birds are eating

Live Sand Dollar at Bunche Beach

American Pelican "Wave" with Sanibel bridge in background

Sunrise back at Indian Creek RV Park - Wood Storks

Great Blue Heron gets attacked by Fish Crow

Coconut Palms at Indian Creek

Pileated Woodpecker - where's he going?

Joining a couple Red-bellied Woodpeckers at the pole

Osprey is not happy with an immature Bald Eagle in his territory

Loggerhead Shrike spots lunch

This lunch is hard work

Orange Wilkwort

We rode back north to Webb Lake State Wildlife Area near Punta Gorda, looks like spring here with flowers blooming even though winter is on the way.
Sand Corepsis

Ladies' Tresses

American Bittern here for the winter - Snow bird?

Southern Leopard Frog
Lubber Grasshopper

Snail Kite soars over wet grassland looking for Apple Snails

Red-shouldered Hawk with his favorite treat - snake

Our park Alligator with Anhinga 

Here we are on the beach at Lover's Key

Lover's Key State Park - white shell beaches

Horseshoe Crab

Live Lightning Whelk - we rescued it ad put it back in the Gulf

Ruddy Turnstone

A surprise visitor - the Magnificent Frigatebird

Back at home, the Bald Eagles keep adding to the nest

Where do you want this branch?

Bald Eagle pair with the setting Super Moon

We are enjoying our time here.
Love & Prayers,
Ty & Ida Baumann

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Fort Myers Beach - Part 2

As we continue our stay at Indian Creek in Fort Myers Beach, Ty continues his observations of the pair of Bald Eagles nesting at the park along with all the other critters we find.
Eagles mating

Tricolored Heron

White Ibis argue over who's on top of the Monkeypuzzle Tree

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Short-tailed Hawk does a fly over

Winter clad Spotted Sandpiper

American White Pelicans arrive from "up north"

We drove over to Sanibel Island early one day and enjoyed the morning at Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge.
Roseate Spoonbill comes in for a landing

Mason Bee at Salt Marsh Morning Glory

Eagles Harmonize 

Little Blue Herons - Adult and immatures

Back at the park there is a gathering at one of the ponds,  Many species rest and feed.
Great Egret has a catch

Osprey sees a fish

Got it!!

Yum,  good lunch.

Wood Stork poses for his close-up

N. Mockingbird flashes wings

Eagle finds more nesting material

Where do you want this stick?

Northern (Yellow-shafted) Flicker

White Ibis catches Yellow-bellied Racer

Pileated Woodpecker right over Ty's head

He holds still for a close-up

Green? Tree Frog

Red-shouldered Hawk flies over

The saga continues,  stay tuned for more.

Love & Prayers,
Ty & Ida Baumann