We went to visit Bob’s mother who lives in a assisted living facility in Sarasota, Florida. She spends most of her days taking naps, and we couldn’t just sit there and watch her sleep, so decided to go to Lido Beach. Instead of walking on the beach, we did the nature walk this time. Soon after we left the parking lot, we heard a bird calling loudly, looked up the tree in front of us, and found an Osprey!
On Friday, since the it was nice and cloudy (not too hot), Bob’s sister took us to Robinson Preserve in Bradenton. It is a beautiful place which reminded me of Evergrades, but right next to a residential area, so many people were there jogging, bicycling and walking. We also saw some people in canoes.
The trail took us to a small beach facing Tampa Bay, and there, we saw a Woodpecker working heard. I believe it is Red-Bellied Woodpeker. (The red is extending on the crown, so I guess it is an Adult male.)