Field and Swamp: Animals and Their Habitats

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Sanibel and Captiva Islands, Lee County, FL

Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel, Lee County, NC  2/23/19

Mangrove Buckeye Osprey Plover Reddish Egret Same Reddish Egret

Same Reddish Egret Same Reddish Egret Same Reddish Egret Same Reddish Egret Same Reddish Egret

Same Reddish Egret Same Reddish Egret Snowy Egret Same Snowy Egret Tree

Tricolored Heron Wasp (Sphex jamaicensis) about to enter nest. ID thanks to Ken Wolgemuth. Another wasp (Sphex jamaicensis) struggling against leaf to get into nest White Ibis flying Same White Ibis landing

Same White Ibis Maybe a Willet White Ibis White Ibis Another White Ibis landing

 
White Ibises American White Pelicans Pink Purslane (Portulaca pilosa) Willet  

Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Lee County, FL 12/6/15

Cassius Blue Orchard Spider Raccoon, which climbed a cabbage palm, in search of fruit to eat. You can see the paw.

     
Looking... Zebra Heliconian, dorsal wing view      

Bailey Tract, Sanibel, Lee County, FL 12/6/15

   
Marl Pennant (Macrodiplax balteata).  Female Roseate Skimmer Male Roseate Skimmer    

Bailey Tract, Sanibel, Lee County, FL 12/5/15

Common Buckeye Cassius Blue Drone Fly Florida Ivory Millipede Water snake

 

Young Pied-billed Grebe Two young Pied-billed Grebes Sabatia stellaris Twice-stabbed ladybug beetle White Peacock

 

       
Florida Bluehearts (Buchnera floridana)        

Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Lee County, FL 12/5/15

Common Ground Dove Little Blue Heron Roseate Spoonbill Snowy Egret and Little Blue Heron Tricolored Heron

 

     
White Pelicans and a few Double-crested Cormorants Little Blue Heron, White Ibis, and Snowy Egret      

Causeway Islands Park (Island A), Lee County, FL 12/5/15

   
Barred Yellow Sandwich Tern, seen from the bridge from the mainland Kite water skier    

Turner Beach, Captiva Island, Lee County, FL 12/4/15

Nonbreeding Black-bellied Plover Double-crested Cormorant Same Double-crested Cormorant Breeding female Red-breasted Merganser Pen Shell, with barnacles and various shells

 

   
Snowy Egret Sanderlings Ruddy Turnstone    

Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel, Lee County, FL 12/4/15

American Alligator Anhinga calling (croaking sound) Same Anhinga Cuban Anole Young Little Blue Heron

 

Long-legged fly Mangrove Buckeye (Junonia genoveva) Wildflowers and pink fruits Close-up of the wildflowers Nickernut (Guilandina genus, either G. bonduc or G. major)

Punta Rassa, Lee County, FL 12/4/15

   
Yellow-crowned Heron Great Egret Feral cat    

Hagerup Beach, Captiva Island, Lee County, FL 12/3/15

Beach Bean (Canavalia rosea) Nonbreeding Black-bellied Plover Dolphin The beach, looking south Osprey

 

 
Osprey Royal Tern in flight Willet Royal Tern  

Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel, Lee County, FL 12/3/15

Young Black-crowned Night Heron American Alligator Cuban Anole on fig tree Large fish (each at least a foot long) Little Blue Heron

 

 
Roseate Spoonbills, a Snowy Egret and a Little Blue Heron Roseate Spoonbills, a Willet, a Little Blue Heron, and two Wood Storks Snowy Egret Tricolored Heron  

 

White Ibis Another White Ibis, among mangroves Young White Ibis Almost adult White Ibis Yellow-crowned Night Heron

 

     
Power line cut through the lake Raccoons and White Ibises      

Punta Rassa, Lee County, FL 12/3/15

       
Sunset        

Punta Rassa, Lee County, FL 12/2/15

Great Egret Brown Pelican just in front of a boat Mangrove Tree Crab (Aratus pisonii), quite a climber! Cuban Anole

 
Nonbreeding Sandwich Tern Probably Fish Crow, has strange bill deformity.  Corvid Research refers to this deformity's occurrence in the Pacific Northwest at this link: https://corvidresearch.blog/2015/07/20/crow-curiosities-causes-and-consequences-of-bill-deformities/ Male House Sparrow Dolphin Mystery flower on tree  

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