Monday, October 13, 2014

Another Red-Necked Phalarope

Thursday October 2nd

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.

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