I arrived at Tigertail Beach on Marco Island at low tide. The beach faces a tidal lagoon rimmed with mangrove where many wading birds were foraging for food I took lots of photos but will have to be happy with showing at most two of each species. The light wasn't perfect as it came from the wrong side so that most birds ended up being back lit.
White Ibises resting near the beach
These are very active birds; they hop and jump and twist in pursuit of their prey.
Juvenile Snowy Egrets
A single Brown Pelican, of which many more later in subsequent posts.
An Osprey carrying food back to the nest
where its mate was waiting
I almost feel sorry for this Atlantic Needlefish, looking surprised at being so suddenly plucked from the ocean. Does it know where it's heading?
Well, enough for today. To be continued.......