After shelling on Sanibel island yesterday morning, we drove through Fort Myers Beach to the island of Lover's Key. I rented a kayak for D, and we paddled through the salt water throughout the island. This was D's first time in a kayak, but she said she had a lot of fun. We were on the water for a few hours and each of us got a pretty bad sunburn. I brought some sun tan lotion with us, but I forgot it in the truck, so we got fryed. I took along my digital camera and got some nice pictures while out in the water. There were a lot of birds and I was able to float up close to a few of them. We were hoping to see at least one manatee while out in the water, but we had no such luck. Anyway, here are some pictures:
Kayaking at Lover's Key with D ahead of me.
An Osprey in it's nest.
This bird appears to be a Double-crested Cormorant.
We have a pamphlet showing birds of Florida, but we couldn't match this bird to any of the pictures in the pamphlet. It could possibly be a type of Heron or Egret.
Can you find the White Ibis in this picture?
I believe this is a Yellow-crowned Night-Heron. It was trying to sleep and I tried to be quiet as I floated close to it. But then it turned it's head and I got a picture of it's face. I don't think it liked me getting so close to it.
After we pulled the kayaks out of the water, we saw this sign. Fortunately, we didn't see any while out on the water.