A Little Wildlife from North Captiva

Birds are everywhere on the island….and included are some of the better photos we took of them:

a Bald Eagle:

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Here I’ve cropped and closed-in on the same photo.  Look at the size of that beak!  He must be calling out, with his mouth open and tongue extended: 

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Osprey nest:

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Heron at sunset…..what a perfect silhouette, unmistakable. 

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Cormorant. 

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Not sure what kind of bird this is, but do love this photo:

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Pelican cruising for dinner:

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Sandpiper:

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Every year, this heron is fishing in the very same spot on the shore.  

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Egrets:

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We also saw 3 manatees swimming in the canal, but they are so quick to appear and then disappear.   This is the best photo we managed:

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This a Wolf spider….harmless, but the biggest I’ve ever seen.  That is a 2 1/2” tall tape measure case next to him. 

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Next up….fish tales. 

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5 thoughts on “A Little Wildlife from North Captiva”

  1. That heron at sunset is breathtaking. All the rest are great, too. EXCEPT the spider! (It is a good photo but the subject matter is questionable.)

  2. How beautiful they are and how regal is the eagle! We think the unnamed one is an osprey. We had one over by our little cottage and that’s how he looked coming in for a landing.

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