Matanzas Pass, Bunche Beach, etc., my highlights for Mon. 1/30:
- Yellow-throated Warbler
Matanzas Pass, 8am:
Yellow-throated Warbler at the intersection of Mangrove Loop and Calusa Loop. Also watched Eastern Phoebe and Yellow-rumped Warbler, noticed dozens of groups of what may have been Tree Swallows flying overhead all morning.
Bunche Beach, 10:30am:
Piping Plovers, Semipalmated Plovers, 1 Least Sandpiper (with plovers), Snowy Egret, Little Blue Heron, Tri-colored Heron, White Ibis, Osprey, Brown Pelican, Spotted Sandpiper.
Beach Area right before toll at Sanibel Causeway, 12:30pm:
1 Whimbrel amongst a group of Willets. Also, 2 Wilson's Plovers resting on shore with 2 Semipalmated Plovers, 1 Reddish Egret, 1 Immature Black-crowned Night Heron.
Bay Breeze Boat Rental, 18400 San Carlos Blvd., from parking lot next to Pinchers, 2:50pm:
25 White Pelicans, Brown Pelicans, Cormorants, about 15 Willets and between 8 and 12 Marbled Godwits, all resting on or near a sandbar 20 yards out from the docks.
Pond at 7630 Estero Blvd., 3:30pm:
2 Wood Stork, immature Little Blue Heron, Belted Kingfisher, Anhinga.
Most difficult ID: Least Sandpiper.