This young Herring Gull does seem to realize
that it should have migrated north by now
Gray Kingbirds arrive in the area in the spring to nest
and will return to the Central America coast line by the end of summer
|Probably true Mottled Ducks, but many in the area are crossed with Mallards|
The other day I spent about two hours walking the beach along the Little Estero Lagoon Preserve. It was hot, but the cloud cover provided some much needed shading.
|Suspect we have a concealed camera pointed at a nesting plover family|
Nesting Least Terns were very evident and fledglings were also active in testing the powers of flight, Lots of Wilson's Plover were seen including some mall hatchlings. A patrolling Great Blue Heron was concerning as baby birds are diffidently on their menu. I wouldn't have noticed one particular nesting Wilson's Plover, but she nest area has been cordoned off and a strange wood box has been positioned so that a concealed camera can keep tabs on the nesting activity.
|This Great Blue Heron appeared to be patrolling the bird nurseries looking for a meal|
|This Least Tern was watching over is young offspring|
|Fledgling Least Tern taking in the view on the beach|
|One of several Sea Turtle nest cordoned off along the beach|
Members of Turtle Time patrol the beaches daily looking for new nests and to check on the status of the known sites.
My ebird List
|This maybe a Needham's Skimmer ??|