|Little Estero Lagoon|
Visited Little Estero Lagoon on Ft Myers Beach early before it gets too hot. The tide was high, but I still got looks at a lot of birds. The Least Terns, Wilson's Plovers and Snowy Plovers have taken over a lot more of the beach than they had last year. The terns had to be in the hundreds and it was evident that they were experiencing a great deal of success. Noted fledged birds as well as young chicks, birds sitting on nests and some terns were still courting.
The terns had taken over so much of the beach that it was difficult to get past the nesting area without being dived at and pooped on by terns defending their territory. Tryed to give them a wide berth, for everyone's sake. As with the terns could to see several Wilson's and Snowy Plover chicks.