Almost Skunked!

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.

This Ovenbird saved the day! #107 for the year

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.


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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