Lots of good birding … nothing new but lots of FOS!

In the birding world FOS stands for first of the season.  In Florida many of our winter residents go North to get away from the heat and to breed.  This time of year they start returning and even though it’s still hot as heck we can tell the seasons are changing.  In the last week or so our Painted Buntings, Kingfishers, Harriers, Merlin’s and Kestrel’s have returned.  Our Sora’s, Blue-winged Teal and Palm Warblers are back as well.  Soon we’ll start to see some other Ducks and the number of Raptors will increase, specially the Osprey’s.

Our weather the past week has been rather non-conducive for photography.  Lots and lots of cloud cover and it has rained every day.  I still managed to get a few decent shots and as I sometimes do, I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves’.

(Clicking on any picture will enhance it!)

American Redstart … From Spanish River Park

Common Yellowthroat … From the Ag Fields today.

Pied Billed Grebe … That Alligator was this big!!

Wood Stork … I swear it was that big!!!

Merlin … From Pond Hawk Natural Area yesterday.

American Kestrel … Green Cay Today

Thank you for visiting!!!

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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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