Broad-winged Hawk, adult.
So many birds, so little time, so many photo ops. We try and see 100 species each winter on Sanibel and today the birds cooperated. We were up to 97 species as we started out the day. First, we saw an adult Broad-winged Hawk sitting on a wire on San-Cap Rd. This is very unusual, for Sanibel. On rare occasions we have seen them here in winter. Yeah, number 98! Then we went to the beach at Gulfside City Park and walked out and right in front of us was a Lesser Black-backed Gull, adult. This is a rare gull and another unusual find for Sanibel. Awesome, number 99! There were also many shorebirds on the beach, including this Willet picking at a sponge.
We then went to the Bailey Tract and found a Coot and that was number 100!
And then a River Otter went right in front of us. What a great day