Our first morning in Sanibel we thought we would go shelling.
We checked the tides the night before and decided to wait a
day until low tides were at seven instead of six am.
So instead we went birding at Ding Darling..
See the size difference?
Mangrove Tree crabs..
I walked while Jeff drove, stopping where the birds were.
Mostly Willet here with about seven Red Knot, Dunlin. Short-billed Dowitchers
The morning flew by…we did some birding and socializing…
We met up
with Don and Lillian Stokes and chatted for a while, Our Sanibel
landlord Ken showed up with a friend and it was one Social
I also had a life bird today!
A great morning at Ding!
After lunch back at Homey…
We walked to the beach..
In the distance we saw this interesting tree..
On closer inspection we see its been decorated..
I have no idea who started it or when..
Some people have hung shells and others write names and dates on them.
Jeff and I found a shell on the beach and will add it to the tree after writing in it.
We retraced our steps…
this time we walked behind the tern and I was able to get this
shot of its awesome hair doo..
Tomorrow we plan an early start…
I hope the shells are waiting for us..
Good night Willet…
See you tomorrow!