In addition to Little Estero, the subject of my previous photo essay, the Fort Myers area has considerable bird life on other beaches. While Little Estero is near the south end of Estero Island, Bowditch Point Regional Park is at the north end.
This small park has an amazing diversity of habitat, ranging from beach and mudflats to salt marsh and mangrove swamp. With the habitat diversity comes wildlife diversity.
We got to the beach at first light, where one of my favorite birds greeted us. This Reddish Egret was already fishing in the surf.
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I couldn’t decide which photo I liked better, the one above or the one below. So I asked my Facebook friends which one they prefer. The one above was the overwhelming favorite. But my friends who are professional photographers prefer the one below. So I include them both.