Yesterday I visited Bunche Beach with Bob Pelkey. Arrived on a rising tide and found the usual - Bald Eagles, Osprey, Yellow-crowned Night-heron, Short-billed Dowichers, Spotted Sandpiper, Western Sandpipers, Least Sandpipers, an American Oystercatcher, Laughing Gulls, Royal Terns, Sandwich Terns, Willets, Ruddy Turnstones. What I was hoping for was my first american white pelicans for the year, or an avocet (which i still need for Lee County) or the resident long-billed curlew.
Well Bob went back today and did locate an American Avocet. He forwarded this pic. Check out his blog at http://swfloridabirder.blogspot.com/