Day 9 … quick post!

This was the actual color ... no enhancements!

Started this morning before sunrise at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.  The near full Moon was setting and was a beautiful shade of Orange.  I think the color was caused by all the smoke particulates in the air from the sugar cane burning.

I spent some time near the Marsh Trail parking lot where Smith and I saw a young Bobcat cross the road.  The first impoundment had the usual assortment of waders and tons of Wilson Snipes.  There was a couple of Lesser Yellowlegs and a Lesser Sandpiper.  The Sandpiper was a new year bird.

I then rode the dike on the West side of the property and came up with this Swamp Sparrow.  I only birded for a couple of hours but managed to squeak out 53 species.  I added 2 birds to my year list.  Thanks for the looks.


About sheriffsmith

I have worked for the Broward County Sheriff's Office the last 13 years and spend most of my free time birdwatching / naturewatching and photographing the birds and nature that I encounter. I believe God has blessed us with a world that is so absolutely fascinating and wonderful and I'm doing my best to discover and show others all that he has provided us with in nature.
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2 Responses to Day 9 … quick post!

  1. Theresa says:

    That moon is sublime! Cane field ash or not, it is a fabulous picture and really beautiful.

  2. Laura says:

    I’m totally enthralled by the moon shot too. Cane field burning… brings back memories of living in Florida. Keep up the good work!

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