|American Oystercatcher at Sanibel Causeway|
Headed over to Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island in hopes of locating a mangrove cuckoo. The high tides really reduced the shore birds and waders. Did find a single Willet, a pair of Mottles Ducks, fifteen Roseate Spoonbills and a few waders. Did luck out with locating a calling Black-whiskered Vireo and a White-eyed Vireo at the crossover dike. A couple of years age I had success at this spot with spotting a couple of mangrove cuckoos. But today I did not hear or see any here or at other likely spots.
|Roseate Spoonbills at Ding Darling|
|Great Blue Heron|
|View of Estero Bay|
|Yellow Rat Snake sunning itself on Wildlife Drive|