I had a very nice morning at Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. I checked out impoundment #6, which is the one closet to the road. There have been numerous reports of Solitary Sandpiper but today I only saw Lesser Yellowlegs, Killdeer and Snipes.
I went behind the nature center and had a nice little feeding flock of Warblers. The Louisiana Waterthrush is still around and I thought I had a Red-eyed Vireo but couldn’t get a shot off.
I then went back to the dike to ride a short distance with the hope of finding a Grasshopper Sparrow but could only come up with a few Savannah’s.
I was just getting ready to pack in when Linda called and said there were two Baltimore Orioles at Green Cay. I had pretty much run out of time before having to get ready for work so I decided not to chase the Orioles today.
I’m thankful I didn’t because not 2 minutes after she called I heard the distinctive sound of a Waterthrush. I’m thinking to myself, please don’t be another Louisiana and sure enough it was the Northern Waterthrush that popped up. This guy was #128 for the year and saved me from going by Publix for my House Sparrow! Thanks for visiting!