Today I walked around Green Cay Wetlands with 2 of my favorite birding friends. Linda, Brian and I saw a total of 53 species, with a flyover Royal Tern and Lesser Yellowlegs being the most uncommon birds. My intention had been to photograph a European Starling so I’d have at least one new bird for my year list, but as amazing as it sounds nary a one could be found.
I held out some hope for maybe a Least Bittern or possibly a Marsh Wren. On the far North side we did get many brief looks at a Marsh Wren but I just couldn’t capture an image so that one will have to wait till another day.
As we headed up the final ramp towards the visitor center I mentioned that I hadn’t seen a Painted Bunting when I first came in. I saw something underneath the feeder that I thought was a female but couldn’t ID it for sure. I off handedly remark it could have been an Ovenbird and low and behold what was underneath the feeder a year bird! This guy was #107 for the year.
I know eventually I’ll hit a day without a new bird but I’m going to fight tooth and nail to not let it be tomorrow!! Thanks for visiting.