I took so many pictures on Monday and Tuesday at the Sanibel Fallout of neotropical migrating birds that it's hard to choose which ones to publish. The birds were all so beautiful but the heavy foliage and bright sun made photography a challenge.
At the exit to the park, late in the afternoon, (on our way to Doc Fords for dinner) we saw a large flock of Indigo Buntings - both male and female - on the ground.
I didn't identify this Kingbird until I got home and looked at my pictures. Both my sister and I moved the "unknown" birds to a separate folder on our computers for later attribution.
|Rose-breasted Grosbeak (female)|
Along with the birds, it was fun to bump into fellow birders that I recognized from my time with the Caloosa Bird Club, Vince McGrath and Ruth Woodall. I also enjoyed visiting with Charlie Ewell and Cheryl Anderson as we stalked the Black-billed Cuckoo, Veery and Lincoln Sparrow. I was surprised to read Bob Pelkey's SWFloridabirder blog and learn that we were also birding side by side. I'm sorry I missed the opportunity to meet him.