Did you ever have a day turn out so different from your expectations? That happened to us on Sunday. After church we changed clothes and made plans to go to the beach in Fort Myers. Upon arrival in Fort Myers Beach we noticed that many others had the same idea which we had. Perhaps because it was a warm day many others like us were out, consequently parking prices were jacked up quite high and traffic was heavy. We opted instead to drive over to Estero Island and explore the Mantanzas Pass Preserve. A boardwalk is available for walking through the watery preserve which has a variety of mangroves. After we had just started out I heard a rustle of wings and looked further ahead of us on the boardwalk at a large black bird. He flew above us into a tree and squawked angrily. It was a black vulture, his tail is shorter than a turkey vulture and does not have the red head. I was pleased that we could get a close view of him.