Thursday, January 31, 2013

Florida Day 2

I previously posted a few pictures from day two of our Florida trip (1/27/2013). The La Sagra's Flycatcher, Red-cockaded Woodpecker and Bachman's Sparrows were great, but there was a lot more to enjoy. We birded Green Cay after seeing the La Sagra's and it was full of birds! Herons and Egrets were everywhere. The birds are extremely tame and are allow great looks.

White Ibis

Florida has a lot of unique birds, many of which can't be found anywhere else in the ABA area. Limpkin is one of those specialties. What a great bird!


The Green Cay Wetlands are also a haven for rails. Soras were messing around near the boardwalk and causing a ruckus. They certainly were not shy.


We also visited Wakodahatchee Wetlands where many herons, egrets and cormorants were sitting on nests or tending to young.

Double-crested Cormorant

And then there are the ever-present Boat-tailed Grackles. While some birds are quiet and shy, these birds are neither.

Boat-tailed Grackle

I took too many pictures to post here, but you can find more pictures from Day 1 and Day 2 of my Florida trip on the flickr page. Coming soon will be details and pictures from Day 3 which included looking for rarities and exotics in Miami. We still have a day and a half left to bird before I drop my dad off at the airport and get moved into my new home for 3 months. Check back soon!

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