Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Day 32 on Captiva

After nearly seeing the Great White Pelican  at DDNWR yesterday,  I wanted to try again to see her today.  We headed to the drive around 10am and watched for her near the observation tower where she been spotted on Sunday and Monday,  but she did not appear.  As we waited, we started conversing with a lady who looked to be a serious photographer and she shared some photos that she had taken on Monday afternoon of the African visitor.   Roberta, the name of the lady,  had returned in hopes of seeing her again and capturing more photos.  She was a very interesting person and had lived in the area for about 40 years and yes she was a photographer and a previous model.

While on watch out, we made a few photos of the regular residents:
 Reddish Egret

 Shore birds and White Pelicans

This is the bird we were hoping to see:

From DDWR Facebook

Finally giving up on our "stakeout" we returned to the house for a brunch of Lox and Scrambled Eggs with toast and sliced tomatoes.  One does work up an appetite when staking out birds.  After the morning's activity we relaxed the afternoon away at the beach.

Dinner tonight was at Doc Ford's .  We shared some Oysters on the half shell which were very good.  Al ordered Fried Panko Shrimp served with fries and coleslaw. It was very good also.  I went for lighter fare by ordering Maine Lobster Roll which was supposed to be diced lobster piled high on a toasted brioche roll.  I was very disappointed ....the lobster was bland and not even on the roll.  It had been "thrown" on the plate next to the untoasted roll.  Poor choice!  And it was very overpriced for what it turned out to be.  This was the first disappointment we experienced at Doc Ford's.

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