Rainy Weekend

South Florida had quite a bit of rain for my days off but I still managed to get out and bird. This morning I went to Spanish River Park in Boca Raton.  I had a lot of hope that the heavy overnight rain might have deposited some weary migrants.  There were birds around but it was hard work putting much of a list together and the weather was not conducive for picture taking.  I did see two new birds for the year but did not manage a picture of either one.  I saw 2-3 Worm-eating Warblers and a beautiful male Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

Worm-eating Warbler ... is the 175th species of bird that I have photographed in Palm Beach County Florida this year!

It began raining again so I called it quits and waited till 3:30 or so till I could finally get back out.  I went to my old standby, Green Cay Wetlands.  It was still drizzling and there were only a couple of cars in the parking lot!  I’m sure glad I did come back out as I managed to finally get a picture of a Worm-eating Warbler.  It’s not a fabulous shot but is certainly a capable ID shot!

Thank you so much for taking a look at my blog.  You can see pictures of all 175 species I’ve photographed this year on my Flickr page here.


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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One Response to Rainy Weekend

  1. #175…..Congrats Tom!

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