Today my family and I returned from our yearly summer vacation to Sanibel Island in Florida. We have visited this gem of an island every summer for over 30 years. My daughters grew up visiting this magical place and now our grandson is enjoying our family tradition.
One of my favorite pastimes in Sanibel is taking pictures of seabirds. I spend a lot of time at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge photographing birds and wildlife. This year the birds were back, so far there is no sign of the red tide on the water. The red tide blooms last year killed the fish and crustaceans that seabirds depended on for food.
Large numbers of Brown Pelicans was a good sign that the sea water was back to normal.