Birding isn't really the only part of our world, but once again this week, it is the only part that got any blog-worthy attention from my camera.
On an early morning walk around the RV Park, a red-bellied woodpecker played hide-and-seek with said camera.
I stop to check on the world-famous North Fort Myers' Eagles whenever I'm out and about and have a little extra time. (It's on the way to grocery shopping, the Library, and other vital every-day activities.) This is Harriet on the nest. Her two nestlings are doing well so far. I hope to get some better pictures for a later post. But the truth is, you can see all the "action" live and read all about it on the Eagle-Nest webcam or their Facebook any time you have a few minutes.
Six-Mile Cypress Slough is one of my favorite places to walk and, usually, take pictures. I do a weekly Yoga session there every Tuesday. (Believe me, you don't want to see pictures of that activity). Last year, I followed up almost every week's class by walking the boardwalk, camera in hand. This year it has been so wet and chilly that I haven't yet been able to get all the way around the walk. (We've had nice days, but they just don't seem to occur on Tuesday, unless I have another appointment and don't have time to hang around after class. Then, of course, the weather is perfect.)
The skies last week were just a little threatening, but it wasn't raining yet, so I decided to go early and walk before class. I got as far as the first viewpoint and was able to get a few pictures of this Great Blue Heron. Just as I was deciding whether I had time to walk a little further, the skies opened up and the rain came pouring down in buckets. In case you wondered, soaking-wet clothing does not enhance the Yoga experience one little bit.
(It was beautiful the day after class and we haven't had any more rain since. Things are looking up.)
Thank you to the hosts: Lady Fi, Sylvia, Sandy, Gattina, and Arija for OW and Stewart for WBW.