One New Addition

Today I spent a couple of hours at the Boynton Beach Inlet.  I saw all the expected Gulls and Terns and had two groups of Northern Gannet.  I also had two very quick-moving groups of Ducks heading at water level due North.  I was hoping for one of the Sea Ducks but both groups ended up being Scaup.

Great Black-backed Gull

It was very overcast again today which makes for great Sea watching.  While the winds were out of the Northeast I don’t think they were strong enough to bring any of the real goodies.  I did manage an inflight shot of a Great Black-backed Gull.  I have lots of shots of them on the beach but few flight shots so I was happy to get this one.

Mallard ... this is the 145th species I've photographed in Palm Beach County this year!

When I was invited to go on the STA 1 East trip on the 19th I began to think about the Ducks I might add to my list.  I noticed that I hadn’t seen a Mallard yet this year and I wanted to remedy that today.  Mallards are one of those species I don’t see in the wetlands often but are usually present on ponds in housing developments. I found 3 nice males in just such a pond hanging out with some Mottled Ducks.

You can view all 145 species on my Flickr site here.  Thank you for visiting and have a great day.


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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