Short-tailed Hawk, what a nice surprise for visiting friends.
We saw one, then two soaring together.
Short-tailed Hawk is not easily seen on Sanibel, so this was a treat.
It soared up high surrounded by the hundreds of Tree Swallows.
We also saw 4 Bald eagles, here's one of them, a first winter eagle.
Julie, Phil and Laurel. Is that a cute baby or what!
We also saw three Clapper Rails, all in the east pond at Bailey Tract, Sanibel.
And a Sora, who, true to rail habits, liked to stay in cover.
A Rail tail!
There was also a Wilson's Snipe. This shows how beautifully camouflaged it is in the habitats where it feeds.