Been a while since my last post – my fault – sorry about that. I thought things would calm down this month, but once again, victim of over optimism. There are so many things in mid progress around the house that it is a labor just to decide what to work on. Just like running, one foot in front of the other and eventually there might be light at the end of the tunnel. Every once in awhile there’s time for relaxation – what better way could there possibly be to spend those special times other than thinking about kicking back on a beach.
A Florida beach to be exact! The pictures for this post have been processed for some time now. The reason for the delay is I wasn’t entirely confident on what it was. These shorebirds are a major pain in the ass unless they have some easily identifiable characteristic. Medium build, brown and white with a relatively normal bill is about as average as you are going to get for peeps. Page after page brought up more and more options. The region where this was taken, Ft Myers, narrowed it a bit but still too little confidence to present it to my readers.
Hit he jump to see a couple more pictures and find out what this beach comber is.
The pressure is on now – definitely would have been a good time for a 31 day month. To be honest, it is actually a bit difficult to type tonight. I am in a battle with a 270 foot long 18 inch deep ditch I originally trenched a couple of months ago to supply power to a new outbuilding. Since that original dig, I’ve had to hand dig across power and phones lines, re-dug the entire ditch by hand not once, not twice, but now three times due to rain and just spent all evening laying wire in conduit. At least half of it is done now – damn you rain gods!
For tonight I thought I would go with some more shots from my Ft Myers trip. Luckily these shots were already processed so the hard part is already done. Let’s start with a gorgeous Brown Pelican.
Pretty stoic bird all around. As with the previous Ft. Myers shots, these were taken at the secret lagoon behind the Holiday Inn. Wait.. I am not sure it is a Holiday Inn anymore. My brother Ron may know for sure – he was just down there to see my parents and had an opportunity to visit that birding hotspot again – I would have went with him, but that was the weekend of my Marathon (link here). These Pelican shots were taken on the backside of the lagoon on the ocean/gulf side – you have to cross a small inlet of water, but it is definitely worth it.
Hit the jump to see a few more birds from the trip.