My FOS Gray Kingbird on Ft. Meyers Beach!
This morning I was going to head to Pine Lake Preserve to see what I might find there. I went on ebird and saw that Sanibels Point Ybel had great birds again yesterday, so I changed my plans. On my way over to Sanibel I spotted my FOS GRAY KINGBIRD on Estero Blvd in Ft. Meyers Beach. Nice start! I arrived at Pt. Ybel and many birders were already moving about. I was hoping for my first Florida Kentucky Warbler that was found yesterday. Some folks found the bird, but I never did. That said, I had a great morning. I had great looks at my first county SWAINSON’S WARBLER! Also seen by me was an Ovenbird, Indigo Bunting, Great Crested Flycatcher and many other common species. Seen by others included a Hooded Warbler, Palm Warbler, Summer Tanager, Red-headed Woodpecker and more. The coppice at the point is dense and finding birds you sometimes can hear, can be tough. You have to be at the “exactly right place at the exactly right time” Quoting my old friend Ed De Bellevue! At any rate it was a great morning and I will be back at the point in the next few days. Now, back at home, a big Congratulations to Karen Miller on finding two CASPIAN TERNS at the Bashakill! Wish I had gotten to see them, but thrilled my birding buds Karen and Scott got to see them! Keep up the momentum!