The sun rather confused me on Sanibel Island, Florida. Visiting in early December, the sun is rather south in the horizon. Due to the positioning of the island, one can see both sunrise and sunset at the same place.
While the mornings are overcast, the clouds clear up by midday and the sunsets, while fleeting, are always spectacular.
The island is also special as the birds have few predators and are accustomed to their human visitors. Enjoying the beach along with us, these birds allowed me to walk within ten feet of them. Staying quietly and low, they would quickly pass just a few feet away from me while foraging for the next nibble.
While soaking up the sun, birds would come and go. Sometimes calling, sometimes coming closer for inspection. After the early morning dining frenzy, they begin to relax and rest on the sand.
I hope you’ve enjoyed your week holiday with me and alas, it’s time for us to begin donning our winter gear as I’m heading north while you read this.
Who knows, one of these Florida birds may drop in later and say hello.