And wouldn't you know it in the courtyard garden below a little blue heron was going about his business.
I quickly ran downstairs to take a picure and then headed across the lawn towards the beach a few steps away.
There I found a Great White Egret and a White Ibis checking out the tennis court, while overhead on the lightpole an Osprey kept watch.
Off to an auspicious birding start we headed back into the hotel for dinner. I had a local craft beer and something called Drunken Coconut Scallops. It was really really good. Tommorow we start taking in area wildlife refuges north of Tampa.....