ANOTHER GREAT DAY AT DING DARLING NWR

We had fun…friends and birds, always a winning combo.

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For the second year, Elaine and I were pleased to offer a guided birding/photo tour of our favorite National Wildlife Refuge at our church auction. Four other members of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Myers joined us for fun, fellowship and adventure. We saw 25 species of birds in a few hours, and had many photo opportunities.

Yellow crown night heron Yellow crown night heron

Reddish egret preening Reddish egret preening

One white pelican, many willets One white pelican, many willets

Little blue posing, no zoom required Little blue posing, no zoom required

Pileated woodpecker near exit Pileated woodpecker near exit

White pelican landing, cormorants ignoring White pelican landing, cormorants ignoring

Osprey taking off Osprey taking off

Yellow crown night heron watching the watchers Yellow crown night heron watching the watchers

Here are the 25 bird species we were lucky enough to see:

Reddish egret, great egret, little blue heron, tri-colored heron, white ibis, yellow-crowned night heron, pie-billed grebe, red breasted merganser, double crested cormorant, white pelican, brown pelican (on causeway), willet, spotted sandpiper, bald eagle, shortbilled dowitcher, dunlins, osprey, pileated woodpecker, roseat spoonbills (fly over), royal…

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Floridawoman

Retired journalist, writer, editor and teacher. Our lives were lived in the Washington DC area, but I was born in upstate New York. Love nature, birding and reading. Volunteer at Ding Darling NWR . Proud mom of two, married to a wildlife photographer.

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