Tuesday, March 27, 2012

More~Bunche Beach Birding~

Howdee all,

While in Fort Meyers area Jeff and I birded Bunche Beach.

These photos were take over several visits to Bunche Beach.

If you want to Bird Bunche..make sure you go low tide.

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Most days you will find other birders as well as birds

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Oh look at the photo below ..Cute Hubby, Handsome boy and Pretty Girl

Angel and Mariel Abreu of Badbirdz  join us for a morning at Bunche.

If you don’t follow Badbirdz migration radar already you should~its that time of year.

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Little Blue and Tri-colored Heron

BUNCHE_020Reddish Egret and Black-bellied Plover

BUNCHE_053Rudy Turnstone on the Rocks..

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BUNCHE_022Birders..birding the flats…

Bunche beach_031Piping Plover

Bunche beach_064Wilsons Plover

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An Osprey flies in..

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It had its eyes on a very large fish in one of the shallow pools of water

Bunche beach_103Too big to fly with..

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It tries several times but ends up dragging the fish to the shore and eating it there.

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Dunlin and Red Knot

The Red Knots breeding plumage starting to turn reddish..

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Skimmers and Terns in the distance take to the air..

We notice a Bald Eagle fly thru.

Bunche beach_162 There are other critters on the mud flats..

Racoon?

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If you come at low tide there are always plenty of peeps to look thru.

Bunche beach_195Marbled Godwit scratching its head..

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Short-billed Dowitcher and Black-bellied plover

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I found many of these little sand sculptures…

they are hollow..with a hole on the top.

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Anyone know what critter makes this?

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We leave the flats and walk back to the beach..

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A few great mornings birding Bunche..

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Below is my Ebird bird list from the last day Birding Bunche Beach.. 47 species



Mottled Duck  
Magnificent Frigatebird
Double-crested Cormorant
Brown Pelican
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Reddish Egret
White Ibis
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Black-bellied Plover
Wilson's Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Piping Plover
Killdeer
American Oystercatcher
Spotted Sandpiper
Willet
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Red Knot
Sanderling
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Dunlin
Short-billed Dowitcher
Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Caspian Tern
Forster's Tern
Royal Tern
Sandwich Tern
Black Skimmer
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Great Crested Flycatcher
Blue Jay
Palm Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Northern Cardinal

3 comments:

Laurence Butler said...

Low tide is the best! Again, you've got all kinds of cool shorebirds; I'm super envious.

I love that Osprey coming in so fat it has a jet-stream behind it. That is what we're looking at right? : )

Thanks for sharing

Angel & Mariel said...

Love the post Dawn! We had so much fun. We will never forget the Sandhill Cranes at Harns Marsh or the Wilson's Plovers, plovering all the other peeps. We hope to see you two soon ;)

Angel & Mariel

Rich Leighton said...

Nice! Making me homesick.... that's about 10 minutes frmo where I used to live when you and I first connected on Twitter. Looks like you had an amazing and productive trip!

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