Over the past few days, Louisiana Waterthrushes have made themselves apparent by singing consistently. I spied one singing from high over a water pool and, given the distance and poor light, was surprised to snap an identifiable photo. This one is for Bob Mulvihill, a supporter of the big year who requested a "really good" picture of a Louisiana Waterthrush. I wouldn't classify this as "really good", but at least its something!
I only have a couple weeks left here in Florida. I am hoping to be around the 300 mark for birds photographed by the time I leave, but adding 22 birds might be pushing it. I still have a few breeders I can add and plenty of migrants to still pass through. I was hoping to get to the Tortugas, but with only 2 days off each week I don't think I can realistically make the 11hr one way drive happen. However, I will be attending the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival in Homer, Alaska from May 9-12th, so that should more than make up for it.