7-10-19 J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and Rabbit Road Species List and Summery

Today, after going to the beach, we decided to go to the National Wildlife Refuge again! We absolutely love it there because you never know what you will see! We were driving to the refuge on Rabbit Road, when I yelled," Wait! Turn around! There was a Pileated Woodpecker on that tree!" We turned the car around, and low and behold, there was a female Pileated Woodpecker feeding on insects in a tree in the Sanibel Health Club parking lot! After a few minutes of watching her, a male appeared also. The males and the females can be distinguished because the males have a red mustache, and the females have a black/gray one. This is called sexual dimorphism. We saw plenty of birds at the refuge! This is our complete list-
13 Great Egrets
6 Roseate Spoonbills
1 Green Heron
3 Tricolored Heron
2 Yellow-Crowned Night Herons
4 Brown Pelicans
1 Osprey
1 Anhinga
1 Great Blue Heron
I am so excited to come back here soon!
Gracie McMahon

Publicado por sandbluff sandbluff, 18 de agosto de 2019

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