The birding has really picked up as migration has picked up. I hate to miss any time in the field as new birds are arriving from the North every minute. Unfortunately most are ones I already have for the year but I did pick up one new bird this week
I found this Eastern Wood-Pewee at Loxahatchee NWR. There were not many migrants around but I did see a bunch of Eastern Kingbirds and this Pewee.
Like I said there were lots of Eastern Kingbirds around also. This one posed nicely against the blue sky.
I like Loxahatchee because you never know what you’ll see there. I had two young White-tail Deer and to my surprise it was two young Bucks with little 4 point racks. While I got pictures they were really far away. On my way back in I did run across this wonderful Water Moccasin … snakes are so cool!
I went to Spanish River Park in Boca Raton once this week and while there were only a few migrants I did manage to capture this Summer Tanager.
One cool thing about Spanish River is you have these great woods for migrants but you also have access to the beach. I had seen my first Willet about a month ago but didn’t manage that great of a shot. This guy was frightened up the beach by some joggers and posed nicely for me.
Green Cay Wetlands … my home away from home has had over a dozen species of Warblers this fall and while I missed a Blackburnian I’ve managed to see all the others. While standing next to a fruiting Strangler Fig tree this Ovenbird responded to my pishing. He seemed quite interested in my imitation of a Screech Owl!!
I start my weekend in about 15 minutes … getting off work … and hope to add at least a couple of new migrants while I’m off. The weather has been cooperative and while Palm Beach County has not seen the variety of say Ft. Desoto or Miami I still think I have a good chance to see a few more.
Thanks for looking and I really am going to make an effort to post a little more!