I started at Tower Pond. The trail in was pretty quiet and full of mosquitoes. A singing Yellow-throated Warbler gave nice views, though. At the pond, there weren't a ton of shorebirds, but the sight of a Wilson's Phalarope frantically running around the mudflats was hilarious. I've never seen this behavior before, and it was quite enjoyable.
It felt good to clean up some of my misses this year. I've been keeping track of my "birds photographed to year list" ratio. I've now photographed 92.5% of my year list, which I think is doing pretty well. And now I'm only two clicks away from 300!
I think tomorrow I'll spend at St. George Island State Park and hope a couple of warblers are kicking around. It doesn't look like there is any weather to put down the migrants... but here is to hoping. This is my last weekend in Florida. I will be back in Michigan next Saturday (5/4).
Just as a reminder, the purpose of this photographic big year is to raise awareness and pledges for bird conservation in Hawaii. For information on why Hawaii needs the pledges now more than ever, see this page. You can make a pledge on this page, and it is tax deductible! Thanks!