We recently had an unexpected visitor to Ft Myers Beach at the south end of the island called Carlos Pointe. The other day Marie Di Rosa located a rare-to-our-corner-of-the-world Red-necked Phalarope keeping busy in a tidal pool. The bird stayed for a few days and we were thrilled to get a chance to observe this bird so close to home. We have only had a couple of other sightings in Lee County in recent memory.
It was only last month that another Red-necked Phalarope spent a few days in another tidal pool in Siesta Key Beach near Sarasota. Could this be the same bird? Maybe, but I don't think so.
|Bob Pelkey Getting Down-and-dirty to get that eye-level shot of our bird|
|This pool is a very popular avian stop for many kinds of birds including this Great Blue Heron.|