Ding Darling

J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge is located on the Sanibel Island in Southwestern Florida.  It is part of the US National Wildlife Refuge System with 230 species of birds, most of them migratory.  It contains one of the country's largest mangrove ecosystems with 2. 619 protected acres. Jon and Phyllis spent 5 days photographing these marvelous birds and are sharing them with the rest of us. I feel privileged to put them on my website!

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 Great Egret

Great Egret

 Spoonbill, young as it is still quite white.

Spoonbill, young as it is still quite white.

 Black-necked Stilt

Black-necked Stilt

 Anhinga

Anhinga

 Spoonbills

Spoonbills

 Tiny turtle

Tiny turtle

 Great Egret

Great Egret

 Great Egret

Great Egret

 Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

 Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

 Great Egret

Great Egret

 Pelican

Pelican

 Juvenile Black-crowned Night-heron

Juvenile Black-crowned Night-heron

 Black-crowned Night-heron

Black-crowned Night-heron

 Spoonbills

Spoonbills

 Spoonbills

Spoonbills

 Spoonbills

Spoonbills

 One of the mangrove ponds

One of the mangrove ponds

 Double-crested Coomerant

Double-crested Coomerant

 Reddish Egret

Reddish Egret

 Reddish Egret

Reddish Egret

 Reddish Egret

Reddish Egret

 Double-crested Coomerant

Double-crested Coomerant

 Reddish Egret

Reddish Egret

 Reddhish Egret

Reddhish Egret

 Reddish Egret

Reddish Egret

 Reddish Egret

Reddish Egret

 Reddish Egret

Reddish Egret

 Reddish Egret

Reddish Egret

 Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

 Reddish Egret

Reddish Egret

 Great Blue Heron and Double-crested Coomerant

Great Blue Heron and Double-crested Coomerant

 Reddish Egret

Reddish Egret

 Pelicans

Pelicans

 White Pelican

White Pelican

 White Pelican

White Pelican

 White Pelicans

White Pelicans

 Little Blue Heron

Little Blue Heron

 Shore birds

Shore birds

 Shore birds and pelican

Shore birds and pelican

 White Pelican

White Pelican

 White Pelican

White Pelican

 Ibis with Osprey

Ibis with Osprey

 Little Blue Heron

Little Blue Heron

 Little Blue Heron

Little Blue Heron

 Little Blue Heron

Little Blue Heron

 Pied-billed Grebe

Pied-billed Grebe

 Mangrove

Mangrove

 Mangrove pond

Mangrove pond

 White Ibis

White Ibis

 Great Egret

Great Egret

 Great Egret

Great Egret

 White Ibis

White Ibis

 Blue-winged Teal

Blue-winged Teal

 Great Egret

Great Egret

 Pied-billed Grebe

Pied-billed Grebe

 Black-bellied Plover

Black-bellied Plover

 Tri-color Heron

Tri-color Heron

 Tri-color Heron

Tri-color Heron

 Mangrove

Mangrove

 Great Egret with Ibis on right

Great Egret with Ibis on right

 White Ibis

White Ibis

 Tri-color Heron

Tri-color Heron

 Tri-color Heron

Tri-color Heron

 Tri-color Heron

Tri-color Heron

 Great Egret

Great Egret

 White Ibis

White Ibis

 Great Egret and White Ibis

Great Egret and White Ibis

 White Ibis

White Ibis

 White Ibis

White Ibis

 Shore birds

Shore birds

 Yellow-crowned Night Heron

Yellow-crowned Night Heron

 Great Egret

Great Egret

 Yellow-crowned Night Heron

Yellow-crowned Night Heron

 Yellow-crowned Night Heron

Yellow-crowned Night Heron

 Yellow-crowned Night Heron

Yellow-crowned Night Heron

 Great Egret and White Ibin

Great Egret and White Ibin

 Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

 Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

 Great Blue Heron, White Ibis and Great Egret

Great Blue Heron, White Ibis and Great Egret

 Green Heron

Green Heron

 Green Heron

Green Heron

 Juvenile White Ibis

Juvenile White Ibis

 Anhinga

Anhinga

 Mother Osprey

Mother Osprey