Saturday, October 25, 2008

Pileated Woodpecker

Sanibel Island has 6,400 acres of land (two thirds of the island) that is protected from development as the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Wildlife everywhere on Sanibel has special status; the entire island is a bird sanctuary. The Pileated Woodpecker obviously feels at home here, and they are commonly seen around the island.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Bird Named Robinson?

This Great Blue Heron looked lonely standing all by himself on the tip of Cayo Costa Island as we passed in a boat, early one morning.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Good Stork/Bad Egret

Here you have my entry for this week! The first one is 'Good Stork'. You probably think that having a big stork standing in your dead 'Charley Tree', is bad.

No, having a Great Egret standing on the roof is BAD! Especially when you see what it left on the shingles.

If you noticed when I first posted my Camera Critters, I had a title 'Good Stork/Bad Stork. Kind of catchy, huh? Well thanks to Fishing Guy, who pointed out that the second photo was not a stork, but a Great Egret instead. He was so right! So, there goes the comparison of good and bad Storks. But, the Great Egret was bad because it left that unsightly mess on the roof. It has taken the entire rainy season and a couple of Tropical Storms to get rid of it. I guess Mother Nature does take care of everything. :-) Thanks Fishing Guy!