I just did a little birding with some friends this morning and wasn’t really looking for anything in particular. Green Cay Wetlands is a place, where even on its worst day of the year, you can find things to watch and photograph. All my pictures today are of very common species that I think came out pretty good. Nothing spectacular, just nice.
It was actually a fairly birdie day today. No real migrants except for one Praire Warbler but we did manage to scratch up 6 Warbler species all the common Herons and Egrets and both Bitterns.
There are lots of Red-bellied Woodpeckers at GC and they are drilling out nesting holes and there is lots of yacking going on between the pairs.
We did have one surprise visitor to the Wetlands this morning. A Fulvous Whistling Duck was hanging out. We generally never see this species but do have large groups of Black-bellied Whistlers. My theory is that they roost together or at least close by and once in a while someone will fly out in the morning with the wrong group. We had a single Fulvous last year that stayed with his adoptive family for a week or so!
I probably have 1,000 pictures of Red-winged Blackbirds but just don’t seem to be able to stop taking their picture when I see one singing like this!
Like I said we had 6 Warbler Species today … Palm, Yellow-rump, Praire, Common Yellowthroat, Oven Bird and this nice male Black and White Warbler. Hopefully in the next week we’ll start seeing some of their cousins coming from South/Central America.
Tomorrow I’ll be heading up to Riverbend Park in Jupiter. My good friend Cheryl called this morning telling me she was staring at a Barred Owl. It was a little to late to drive up today being a work day so hopefully it will stick around the same area till tomorrow!
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