I got this email from Lois White just now..
"After being gone[or at least we didn't see the Lazuli] for 5 days it
appeared yesterday afternoon and again this morning right on schedule at
Maybe it decided that our yard was better than the outside world."
I'll also include part of a recent posting by Vince Lucas for those of you
still interested in trying to see this wonderful bird.
"The Whites are very gracious folks and have an open-door policy for birders
wanting to see this bird. They also have Painted & Indigo Buntings as well
as American Goldfinches and White-winged Doves visiting their feeders.
The Lazuli often associates with the Painted Buntings and sometimes the
Indigos. One or two Ruby-throated Hummingbirds also visit the sugar feeders
in their yard. The Whites live at 21281 Pearl Street in the town of Alva.
Look for their yard directly across from the Alva Post Office on Pearl
Street. The easiest way to get to Alva is via S.R. 80 then turn north over
the bridge (over the Caloosahatchee) onto Broadway Street followed by an
immediate left onto Pearl Street by the Alva Post Office. The feeders can
easily be seen from the street. Don't be surprised if the Whites come out to
greet you and have you sign their guest book. The best time to see this bird
is early i.e. 7:00AM -7:30AM or late in the afternoon (on occasion).
Lois keeps records of when the birds come to the feeders in her yard.
Her e-mail address is [log in to unmask] Here's a map showing the
When the map comes up, click on it and it will enlarge."
Englewood, Charlotte County
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