The first trip to Sanibel and J. N. “Ding” Darling NWR of the 2011 season and it wasn’t a bad trip. Roseate Spoonbills were out in good numbers in several places in Ding. Though, perhaps due to the cold temperatures or my timing, the beaches were unusually devoid of both terns and shorebirds.
One of the nice things I find about the Sanibel beaches is that you almost always have large easy to track targets moving along the beach continuously. Those targets, are Brown Pelicans, and I find them to be quite nice in many ways. They are fairly predictable in their flight patterns, and are very clear […]