Great shots! Especially the egrets teasing the alligator! I just reblogged it.
Captiva Island lies to the north of Sanibel Island, off the cost from Ft Myers. And on Sanibel Island lies a jewel of a nature preserve. A national wildlife preserve none the less. Many of you may wonder what’s with the funny name. Ding Darling is short for Jay Norwood “Ding” Darling who was as much of conservationist as a political cartoonist (his trade) in the first half of the 20th century. The refuge was named in honor of Darling after its creation in 1945. Ding Darling is a large preserve, comprising over 6000 acres and takes up a significant chunk of Sanibel Island. It is most known for it’s large population of birds and as a stopping point for migratory birds.
I seemed to arrive at Ding Darling at the right time, breakfast time. I watched an Osprey having his morning fish breakfast and a Great Egret eat his…
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