I took the kayak out again, early this morning. This time I launched from the docks across from my front porch at the Castaways Cottages, next to Blind Pass (which separates Captiva from Sanibel). I skirted along the edge of Runyon Key then out the channel to Wulfert Flats. I think I can safely declare that the osprey has indeed made its comeback, at least here—there were dozens, some perched and some diving for fish. I also saw white ibis’, snowy egrets, blue herons, and of course pelicans. I even saw a manatee stick its bulbous snout out of the water briefly. Photos below of: Castaways Cottages, osprey, blue heron.