Re: [SWFLBirdline] Little Estero Lagoon/FM Beach, 27 Mar 04
I've uploaded a digiscoped shot of one of the Red Knots Marie mentioned in her
Little Estero Lagoon post at the SWFLBirdline home page. I believe I had 6 or 7
earlier that day on Saturday. To check this and a few other shots from this
month (Black Scoter, Avocet, Wilson's Plover, Western Sandpiper) go to:
Click the photos link along the left side of the page. You will need to have a
profile/password with Yahoo to view the photos, as well as archives. There are
quite a few pics on the page now.
Cape Coral, FL
----- Original Message -----
From: "marie gonsalo" <BSeaside@...>
To: "Charlie Ewell" <Anhinga42@...>; <SWFLBirdline@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Saturday, March 27, 2004 7:06 PM
Subject: Re: [SWFLBirdline] Little Estero Lagoon/FM Beach, 27 Mar 04
The alarm rang this am for me to get up to go on this trip, but I rolled over
and conked out again. However, I did get out this afternoon and enjoyed the
Avocets and Whimbrel that Charlie's group saw. (I know they got the Whimbrel
because a message was on my machine tonight from my friend Woody who was on the
trip!). Besides seeing the B.N. Stilts which were at the back lagoon and were a
new bird for me at F.M.B. as well, I had another new F.M.B. bird, a
Black-Crowned Night Heron at the front lagoon. It was a great afternoon to be
out birding the beach. Wish I had seen the Chuck's though! Awesome!
Almost fell into lagoon to confirm id on four possible Red Knots. Yes. Haven't
seen Red Knots in quite a while. They are a year bird(s) for me. Dead Brown
Pelican on land at front lagoon. Feathers looked in good condition. Neck
elongated and head resting. Crabs waving their big claws around. Dragonflies
out and about (have to look at Dunkle's book).
Congratulations and thank you to Charlie for all his Bird Patrol/Lee County
volunteer activities at FMB/Little Estero lagoons! And to all the other Bird
----- Original Message -----
From: "Charlie Ewell"
Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2004 16:54:35 -0500
Subject: [SWFLBirdline] Little Estero Lagoon/FM Beach, 27 Mar 04
> I don't have time for a full report today, but a trip out to the Little Estero
> Lagoon this AM with Lee County's Bird Patrol (volunteers that census county
> properties monthly), Sat Mar 27, had some unique sightings for this location.
> Of interest, the American Avocets (26 at the south end of the lagoon) and one
> the female Black Scoters (usual area off the gulf beach just before the
> mangroves end and the lagoon is visible) are still present, as well as a
> Tern (carpal bar present) and Peregrine Falcon.
> New birds for me at the lagoon were 2 Black-necked Stilts and 2
> Chuck-Will's-widows! The Chucks came in off the gulf about 10:00 AM about 10
> minutes apart. They immediately searched for an area to rest, one in a tree
> behind a beach house and the other appeared to fly under a house up on stilts
> and landed in the car port! We also watched 3 Great Blue Herons heading north
> together over the gulf around 9:00AM.
> Most expected shorebirds were present in good numbers. I was not able to
> any Lesser Black-backed Gulls.
> Charlie Ewell
> Arlyne Salcedo
> Cape Coral, FL
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