Sunday, February 22, 2009

Day 21 on Captiva

Up early today. I went out to check shells at 7:30...was low tide this am...but only small ones...need a storm and warmer weather. We had pastries and coffee and headed to DDWR about 9. Was a good am for birding ....warm and low tide. Lot of shorebirds feeding but Out in the distance. Was a lot of woodpecker activity everywhere. Saw one going in tree cavity. Kingfisher in his usual spot. Spotted Green heron in same location too. Not many roseates....mostly sandpipers, willets, white pelicans,ibis and blue heron. Home about noon for sandwiches and beer.
Turned cloudy so did not go out to beach. For dinner, we made shrimp scampi(bought shrimp from Santiva general store) with angel hair pasta with mushrooms and garlic sauce. Improvised salad of broccoli, celery, tomato, red onion, red pepper, walnuts with Marzetti aged Parmesan Ranch dressing. Recipe: Blanch broccoli and cool. Chop all ingredients. Add dressing, salt and pepper and toss.
Watched Oscars while Al read on computer.

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