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.
Seriously. Pelicans are just weird.
Oh, just a great blue heron hanging out on a boat at the dock in front of our cabin. No big deal.
Among the many many birds we got to watch rather closely was this great white egret who landed on our roof:
He turned towards us for a while and became rather one-dimensional:
Getting back to sharing my Sanibel Island photos from our early November stay there… Right by our cottage were several large palms. We had the windows open almost all the time, and the sound they make in even the slightest breeze is fantastic!
I don’t quite know what happened with “Auto Draft” being published weirdly and I am not even sure what it looks like for other people…
Anyway… during our stay in Sanibel we were on a bay and had a lot of birds to watch. After a couple of days, we decided pelicans are decidedly odd creatures.
Last month my husband and I went to Sanibel Island, Florida. We were there to meet up with his family and celebrate his mother’s birthday. Aside from one rainy day the weather was lovely and I took a lot of walks. On each one I saw lush vegetation like this.