Happy New Year!

Dec 31, 2015 by Janine |
Celebrating New Year's Eve with the birds!

Female painted bunting

Hummingbird sun bathing

Took these with the spotting scope and cell phone camera.

Barred Owl at Riverbend

Braved Green Cay the other day. Water levels are high due to the unseasonable amount of rain we have had, so bird activity was fairly low

Night Heron

Tricolor Heron

Cuban Anole

Common Yellowthroat


Spoonbills at Sunset

Wishing everyone a healthy and happy 2016!


Dec 13, 2015 by Janine |
Spent the Thanksgiving holiday in lovely Sanibel Island.

Took a cruise around the Ding Darling refuge


We were surprised to get this close to a kingfisher!

Reddish egret among spoonbills


Also did a driving tour of the refuge.

Two otters darted across the road in front of us and dashed into the water.

Caught a fish jumping for this one!

Sanibel sunsets

We were sad to leave Sanibel, but happy to get home to the buntings.