Monday, February 1, 2016

Florida Part 2 - Feb 1, 2016

Today I spent a few hours on Sanibel Island, mainly just walking the beach westward from the lighthouse. There was a red tide here last week which resulted in many dead fish and shellfish being washed ashore. This has resulted in good numbers of shorebirds and gulls on the beach. During my walk today it appeared that the bulk of the food had already been consumed, but there were a few bits still available. The highlights were a single SANDWICH TERN (no photos) and a nice count of 14 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS. Here are some photos from the morning.

LBBGs:

probably ~4th cycle

2nd or 3rd cycle

2nd or 3rd cycle

1st cycle

1st cycle

1st cycle

And others:

Royal Tern

Royal Tern
Ruddy Turnstone

Sanderling
 - NB

1 comment:

  1. Great blog Nick, I will add you to my list! Gr. John from Holland

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