September Photos

September Photos

September was a pleasant month this year. Some of the winter birds arrived 3 to 4 weeks early this year, like my old friend the red shouldered hawk. The nesting pair of bald eagles were also here earlier than usual. It won’t be long and the white pelicans will be here. (My guess is by Friday of this week)

Brian Holaway

I have been a Shelling Guide to Cayo Costa State Park since 1995. Many people know me as the Shelling Guide and Captain with Captiva Cruises over the past 20 years. In 2016 I began solely offering private small boat charters to the islands of Pine Island Sound including Cayo Costa State Park, Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, Pine Island and North Captiva. I am a certified Florida Master Naturalist, licensed USCG Captain, avocational photographer, seashell enthusiast and passionate about the history, people and culture of Southwest Florida, especially Cayo Costa. I volunteer as a member of Friends of Cayo Costa State Park and have great respect for the heritage of Cayo Costa. My goal is to provide guests with an overall experience and appreciation for the waters, islands, shells, plants, marine life, wildlife, history and people of this unique area of Southwest Florida.

  • Kim@Snug Harbor
    Posted at 15:07h, 02 October

    Since the winter birds are migrating early, does that mean winter will be here early? It kind of makes me wonder…

  • Little Black Scrap Cat
    Posted at 22:54h, 02 October

    I don't think the white pelicans have ever been back while we've been there in mid October. It would be great to see them. Do you know if the roseate spoonbills are back yet?

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 22:58h, 02 October

    Winter could be early. The roseate spoonbills are here now, I bet the white pelicans will arrive the same time you will little black scrap cat.

  • Jen S.
    Posted at 17:38h, 03 October

    Wonderful pictures as always Brian! It's always so fun to get to see what you see on your adventures!

    Here's to a great week ahead!

  • Little Black Scrap Cat
    Posted at 04:17h, 04 October

    I can't wait!!!!!!!