Today I had a small window of opportunity to do some birding. I chose to follow-up on a posting by Dave McQuade about American Avocets on Ft Myers Beach. As I have dipped on the species so far this year it was logical to see if the avocets had stuck around. Well, I didn't really expect to have had them stick around and I was right. That is as far as their not being on site from 9 am to 10 am. Did find a few good birds though such as a quartet of feeding Red Knots.