Monday, December 25, 2017

Bald Eagles of Indian Creek

With this our final blog which focuses on Indian Creek RV Resort's pair of Bald Eagles, we feel very blessed to have experienced these magnificent birds of prey. 

We have met so many friendly and interested residents that we could share our passion with.

Calling out to her mate


Serenading time

Although we have traveled a number of times around North America photographing God's wonderful creation, this urban resort far exceeded our wildlife expectations, affording excellent close and frequent encounters.
Note the full crop coming between the feathers

Shake out time after preening

Cooling his feet

Drink time

Ever alert

Looking for nesting material in yards

Grabbing nesting material

Taking the load to the nest

Taking turns incubating

In March, we hope to stop and visit in anticipation of photographing the eagle fledglings.
Zipping (realigning) primary wing feather

We wish you and the eagles a healthy, happy and richly blessed 2018.

Feel free to follow our on-going blogs throughout the new year.

Love & Prayers,
Ty & Ida Baumann

FMB - Part 4 . Wildlife Encounters at Indian Creek

Great Blue Heron preens atop the Monkeypuzzle Tree

Our time here at Fort Myers Beach is coming to a close.  It's amazing the wildlife that can be found in the urban setting at Indian Creek RV Resort.  Here's an overview of some of our encounters and you will notice there are no eagles.  Don't worry, we are going to do a blog with just eagles.

Queensland Umbrella Tree - red fruit

Tricolored Heron with tiny fish - not enough for lunch

Great 'Egret

Double-crested Cormorant

Northern Harrier fly-over

Now this is a meal!  Great Blue Heron

Blue Jay - not a common bird here

Belted Kingfishers courting

Courting ritual-bills locked

The pair take a break - female has the rusty belt

Great Blue Heron, White Ibis and Great Egret share the tree

And the fishing hole

Brown Pelican yawning, Double-crested Cormorant 

Snowy Egret all ruffled up

Little Blue Heron lifts a crest

Christmas tree angel - Osprey landing

Blue Crab in Indian Creek

Red-shouldered Hawk breaking branches

Adding to the nest at the edge of the park

Osprey chases off Fish Crow from his favorite perch

Pileated Woodpecker flies over daily

Gopher Tortoise

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonder filled New Year.
Love & Prayers,
Ty & Ida Baumann