Bobcat Family Update

Today I really slept in late and didn’t make it out to Green Cay until nearly 7:15.  It turned out OK as there wasn’t any sun to speak of and the birds were still just waking up!

Blue-headed Vireo ... singing his little heart out!!!

I did a loop of the parking lot looking for the Warbler flock and when I finally found it I was fortunate enough to get a couple of decent pictures.  One of the first thing I noticed was that the Blue-headed Vireos were singing up a storm and there were 4-5 of them which means some of them are migrants!

There were not any unusual Warblers around this morning,  just the normal Palm, Pine and Yellow-rumps.  The Pine Warblers were actually singing a little this morning, so I guess they are practicing for when they go North.

Pine Warbler ... typical adult in full color.

Pine Warblers are one of the Warbler species that can be a little confusing.  Most field guides show nice mature, very yellow subjects like this one and if you live up North this is what you would generally see.

Pine Warbler ... probably a young male.

Down South we have all shades of colors from the immature females that are pretty much all gray and the young males who show just smudges of color.  Sometime in the future I will do an entire post on the variety of colors we experience.

One of the three young Bobcats at Green Cay Wetlands!

Now on to the Bobcats … As I exited the parking lot heading towards the visitor center I heard a quiet little meow and not 5 feet from the boardwalk sat the Momma Bobcat.  I looked over the edge of the railing and there sat all of her little ones.  I was truly blessed when this little one let me capture her image.

The wonderful mother Bobcat!!

The mother was being very cooperative until a couple of NOISY walkers came by.  She then turned tail and headed towards the swamp followed by two of the babies.  If you remember last time she had become separated from one of her cubs and I was worried that it hadn’t turned out all right.  Well, she went about 50 yds and turned around and sat down waiting for the third cub to follow along.  The poor little thing was meowing up a storm and when she finally caught up her siblings they came running back and were rubbing all over each other … absolutely PRICELESS!

No new birds to add to the list today but who cares when God has blessed me with the opportunity to see these beautiful wild cats in their natural habitat.  What an awesome experience!!   Thank you so much 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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5 Responses to Bobcat Family Update

  1. Julie Gomez says:

    As a birdwatcher, I really enjoy your posts. As for the cats, they are such beautiful and special creatures. I had the good fortune of seeing a bobcat in the wild some years back, and it was truly an amazing experience. Glad to know that the little ones are safe under the watchful eyes of their mother.

  2. Lady Deidre says:

    I love the cat! Awesome Post!
    God Bless You!

  3. Maggie L R says:

    Really great photos. What fun to follow the bobcat family..

  4. kasmango says:

    The bobcats are beautiful, and I love that you are seeing them outside of a zoo! out in the world where they belong!

  5. Awesome experience indeed! It’s such a joy to watch wildlife take care of each other.

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