We just got our first dose of cool 70s, non-humid weather to feel the fall season here upon us in SouthWest Florida. Along with cool weather, every fall we look forward to the arrival of the WHITE PELICANS who spend the winter months with us on the islands. Since the fall weather has also sprung a terrible cold onto poor Clark, we didn’t get out on the boat this weekend as we normally do at this time of year to greet the new arriving birds. So I reminisced about last year. OMG! I never showed you a video I made of the birds we saw last year on this same weekend in 2011! I think I was way too over the moon last year after finding a LION’S PAW and my very first (and only) JUNONIA to even think about making a movie but …better late than never, right? LOL
After finding the best shells of my life last October, we watched the PELICANS gracefully fly from one mud flat to another on North Captiva, then spotted not just one BALD EAGLE… but two BALD EAGLES!
Here is a movie from the video I shot last year of their sweet little romance that unfolded right before my eyes and my camera lens. I’m so happy I captured their EAGLE date on video…. yes, shaky video… but I’m so happy I can share it with you now.
Here’s the story of Jule Eaglette and Rome Eagleo…
Beautiful story. The black tipped pelicans in the film were a good back drop in their story. It’s amazing to see bald eagles in the southern areas. As a child, bald eagles were what you hoped to see in the mountains. I’ve been surprised to see them near our local lacked. They are beautiful creations and very majestic. Thanks for sharing
Great video. I can’t believe it’s been a year since your junonia. Where does the time go? Hope Clark gets to feeling better soon.
How fortunate you are to have seen this! And thanks for sharing it with us!
Well wishes for Clark, I hate being sick.
Great post ; I’m going to Cayo Costa Monday morning, wish me luck !
I saw those white pelicans last year this time when I went out on a boat w Capt.Brian! He took us to see the white pelicans; Amazing!!!
Btw: Bowmans Beach has great shelling all week!
Happpy Shelling everyone,
Mary Ann, I’ve never had much luck at Bowman’s. We’ll be there Sat., so, what are you finding if you wouldn’t mind sharing.
A wonderful video and I will just say, as always, how much I love your page……
Thank you so much for posting….
Maybe they’ll be there with their babies this year! Hurry back!
Such graceful creatures. Thank you for sharing.
70’s! Brrrrrr! LOL
I, too, picked up a bug (on my flight back from FL). After 2 weeks I see the light at the end of the tunnel. Hang in there, Clark!
Hope Clark is feeling better. We’ve only seen the eagles from a distance on Sanibel, amazing video.
Sorry to hear SS Clark is under the weather. There must be something going around, maybe this quick change in our weather is to blame? I wish for a speedy recover for him!
That video was so nice to see. It’s great that we are prevlidged to see these magnificant birds here in our back yard. My heart just swells each time I see them. Just last week I saw one flying overhead on the way to school. Not but 20 feet above my head! SPETACULAR!
Happy shelling everyone!
OMG! I love your video! the eagles are just beautiful and you did a super fabulous job of capturing the moment! Thank you!
Oh wow – how long do they stay around? Any chance they’ll still be in the area mid Nov? Beautiful! (Get better, Clark!)
What a wonderful Eagle love story. How creative you are and what a beautiful video the music, your words, the fonts Everything! Move over Spielberg.
Beautiful video Pam! Get well soon Clark :)
As always another great video. I love the credits too. What’s the name of the music you had playing?
Hope Clark is feeling better.
Hello! I wish I had found your blog BEFORE our trip last week to Naples! The amazing thing is, that there were two eagles hanging around the entire week. They were on the roof of one of our hotel’s buildings (The Naples Beach and Golf Resort) as well as in that general area. Do you think they could be the same pair?? They were definitely together!! Are there a lot of eagles in SW Florida??
They were amazing, and I did get photos of them too. Thanks! And I hope to learn a lot more about shelling here before our next trip there in February!
Sooo Loved the Bald Eagles video. Sorry to hear Clark is not well. My fav home remedy for colds; Breath in Melaluca oil (tea tree oil) It is the “duct tape” cure all for just about everything. I will be packing it for our long awaited “shelling” adventure on Sanibel early November. Hope to see you both on the beaches soon!