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