As soon as I arrived, we walked about two miles around the large lake which is a part of Miromar development. This bird I believe is a Northern Waterthrush and was bouncing all over the rocks that line the lake.
J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge
on Sanibel Island the next morning where I saw many birds--not as many though as on other visits--maybe the weather was too warm for them to be in the shallow waters.
....and then dry its wings in the surrounding trees.
While I enjoyed my quick trip visiting Florida, I was glad to get back home to some warm weather. A few nights ago, I heard spring peepers for the first time. The spice bush looks ready to bloom any day now too.