Wed, Feb 5, 2014
We began our day early with coffee in order to be at Ding Darling Wildlife Drive around 8:00 to check out the birds. It was not low tide so not many birds were feeding along the drive but we were happy to find some great photo moments. At the first pool there was only one white pelican and a few shore birds. At the next pool we saw more white pelicans, a reddish egret, green heron, cormorants, mergansers, several shore birds. and a yellow crown night heron. There was also an alligator swimming here.
As we drove the drive, we saw a Great Egret and several Ibis up close on the side of the road. At the Cross Dike there were several Wood Storks feeding along with the herons and egrets and one beautiful Roseate Spoonbill. Beyond this point were a lot more White Pelicans and several shore birds including a lot of Willets and gulls.
After our drive, we went to Jerry's for breakfast/lunch and then shopped for some more groceries. We were going to the beach for the afternoon but it was a little overcast so we hung around the house instead.
I served shrimp cocktails with drinks made by Al at 5:00. Tonight, Al grilled a steak and I made a fresh portabello mushroom and wine sauce. We enjoyed this with a mixed green salad with red onions and tomatoes and baked potatoes loaded with butter and sour cream.
I hope who ever reads this blog enjoys being part of our Captiva stay.