I don’t think this great white egret is too impressed by this sign.
Just a flock of ibis. No big deal.
I enjoyed watching the fishing boats go in and out as I sat on our deck. One morning I saw a dog hanging around. Suddenly the captain yelled “HANK! LET’S GO!” – and this dog jumped onto the boat and settled in. I love that Hank goes fishing.
After seeing the nightmare tree crabs at the Ding Darling wildlife refuge the tour guide took us all onto a pier. At this place, I finally understood the line “the fish are jumping” in the song “Summertime” in Porgy and Bess.
While on Sanibel Island we visited the Ding Darling wildlife refuge. We had a guided tour. At one of the stops we walked into a wooded area and the tour guide pointed out the tree crabs. They were everywhere. And they are super fast, too. It was at this time I decided Florida is made at least in part of nightmares.
This snowy egret landed on the pier just in front of our cabin. He posed for quite a while and I got quite close. They are clearly used to humans taking photos.
Also, he looks a lot more elegant in flight. Just saying.
I was walking in our back hallway earlier and spotted a lady northern flicker woodpecker sitting on the ice in our pond having a drink, so I ran and got my camera and tripod to share it with you.
After she had her fill, she shuggled up to the rocks for a nap.