The second tour started off right where the first tour left off with plenty of bird action. While I like all the variety of approachable bird down here in Florida, my favorites have to be the Roseate Spoonbills. I had some decent images of them from my years of coming down to Florida, but it wasn’t until I went out on the Hooptie Deux with Captain James Shadle that I was able to capture the images of the spoonbills that I was looking for and in large quantities! This year was no exception. On all my SW Florida Birding tours, I book at least two days to maximize the opportunity for the Spoonies. Above and below are just a few of my favorite images from 2 mornings on the boat from the 100’s of keepers that I have on my hard drive.
I am in the process of finalizing the 2013 dates so if you are interested on getting an advance notice, drop me an email at: email@example.com and I will add your name to the advanced notice list. I expect next year’s tour to sell out just as quickly as this year’s tour did! I will post some other birds next week from Arches!