“Captain Brian Holaway is well versed in the intricacies of our unmatched locale. He can guide to and through a multitude of out-of-the way tidal creeks, bayous, keys and islands. More important is his passionate interest and respect for the region. With unique insights from his many explorations and his studies, not only does he identify the birds and wildlife that inhabit our semi-tropical watery land, but he explains their interconnectedness to their environment and each other. In addition, he shares the fascinating history of rugged people who came long before us: Florida Native Indians, the Calusa, the Spanish, the Cubans, early homesteaders, and the wisdom evident in the growth of their culture.

You will come away with great enjoyment and a new understanding of this beautiful place and its history.”

Historian, Betty Anholt
Author of Sanibel’s Story

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Snowy Egret












The snowy egret  has orange feet and coloring around the eye for only a couple days a year. The other three hundred and sixty three days  the feet and eye patch are yellow. This is part of breeding plumage/ coloring. Observing this in the wild I find very rare. I have witnessed this occurrence one time before in 1996. I was delighted to take over 200 pictures of this bird and lucky enough to get pictures of the snowy catching and eating fish with it's orange coloring.