It was still quite yucky out this morning. It had rained really hard over night and riding my bike was a messy proposition this morning. I visited STA 1 East this morning. You can only bike a small portion of this watershed but I wanted to do something different this morning so a biking I went.
There were not many Ducks on the water but I did notice many large flocks flying. They were generally heading West-Northwest so I hope they weren’t bailing out for the Winter and were just going somewhere else to feed. I also had a flyover group of 12 American White Pelicans. They were a ways off and against a gray sky but are still IDable.
There was a nice mud flat this morning and it had both Yellowlegs, Dowitchers, Least Sandpipers a Spotted Sandpiper and a couple of Wilson’s Snipes. It was a very fussy group and as Ninja like as I tried to be they just kept spooking!
I left STA 1 and headed to Green Cay Wetlands. The clouds were starting to break up a little and you never know what might pop up here. I didn’t find anything new but I liked how this pair of Blue-winged Teal stayed right next to each other as they fed. I guess he wants to be her Valentine!
Terri came out and we walked around the rest of the way. She is a great spotter and pointed out one of my favorite birds. We only have Sora about half the year here and they can at times be very tough to find. They are a member of the Rail family, which are notorious skulkers and I was very happy to see this one out posing.
All and all a nice day off. The Pelican brings me to 147 birds that I’ve photographed in Palm Beach County this year. All 147 can be seen here. Thank you all for visiting and I REALLY thank you for all the kind comments.