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  • nibor3212003
    Hi, Folks. Just checking in for the winter. All the regular feathered critters are present at the Ft. Myers Beach lagoons, but nothing exceptional yet although
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 6, 2005
      Hi, Folks. Just checking in for the winter. All the regular feathered
      critters are present at the Ft. Myers Beach lagoons, but nothing
      exceptional yet although at least one whimbrel is always around. It
      remains one of the most reliable locations for American oystercatcher
      and reddish egret. So far no sign of the avocets that graced Estero
      Bay Preserve and the so-called dog beach for the last two winters.
      We had some nice birding at the beautiful CREW preserve (17 miles
      east of Rt. 75 on Corkscrew road)-- mostly large, mixed flocks of the
      expected passerines.

      On the Thousand Islands CBC we were surprised by almost sixty species
      on the south side of Marco Island. The vantage from the dock at the
      tip of Horr's Island provided views of literally thousands of
      shorebirds out on the tidal flats. Only about half of them, however,
      were close enough to identify. The high point was a peregrine falcon
      perched on a snag over the mangroves giving us great, full-field
      closeups through the scope.(Camera in the car of course)This guy
      appears to be right at home there and may be a reglar, although this
      is by no means a scientific observation.

      Bill Jones
      Bonita Beach
      trogon@... <the address I check
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