“Change of Season in Southwest Florida”

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Change.”

As most of the US prepares for the autumnal color change of leaves, and the winter sports seasons begin. The subtropic area of Southwest Florida experiences a different change. As the days shorten, the various colorful migratory birds numbers begin to increase into the hundreds of thousands with a vast majority staying within the J. N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge located on Sanibel Island Florida.

The Roseate Spoonbill picture below is a large wading bird often found year-round in southern Florida 

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The White Ibis is searching for breakfast and so is the Red Shoulder Hawk.

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These photos were taken within the past two weeks. I believe they are the advance scouting snowbirds.

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge


3 responses to ““Change of Season in Southwest Florida””

  1. Beautiful snowbirds. Thank you for sharing. I wish the UK had such colourful wildlife!


  2. Must be absolutely thrilling to be able to see and photograph these birds. Sanibel Island sounds amazing to visit.
    Thank you for sharing.

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    1. It’s truly amazing watching the arrival of birds as a sign of the changing seasons.

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