January 22, 2012

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.

Northern Waterthrush #128

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!


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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