Sunday, January 27, 2013

Killing it, Florida Style!

We have been extremely fortunate/lucky with our trip so far. We decided to try our luck at Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area for Red-cockaded Woodpeckers and Bachman's Sparrows. We nailed both! Bachman's Sparrow isn't singing this time of year, but we still lucked into one. The Red-cockaded Woodpeckers were just a matter of covering ground. We found four.

Bachman's Sparrow

Red-cockaded Woodpecker

We then booked it down to Green Cay Wetlands for the La Sagra's Flycatcher. We weren't even to the spot yet and we could hear the bird calling. It called for a few minutes until it stopped, then called intermittently the rest of the time we were there. However, seeing the bird was a different matter. After 3 hours at the park, the bird finally came right into the open and close. This is a great Myiarchus!

La Sagra's Flycatcher

I obviously photographed a lot more than this. However, I'm getting up really early again tomorrow to look for rare birds in Miami, so this will have to do for now. I promise once my job starts and I have some time to spare, I'll post many more photos and get this blog back in order. Pay no attention to the "birds photographed 2013" counter on the right. It will be updated soon, too.


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