I know I haven’t post much lately and apologize. My sweetheart Terri and I are purchasing a Condo and it has been one headache after another. I just can’t seem to sit down and write when I’m thinking about the bank and all the crap they have put us through. Hopefully … saying prayers, we are supposed to finally close this week and then I hope to start posting more regularly.
Today I ventured out with the Everglades Chapter of the Audubon Society on a field trip at Delray Oaks County Park. This is a beautiful old Florida setting with tons of huge Oaks all draped with Spanish Moss and the understory is Ferns and Palmettos. It looks like a perfect place for migrants and while we didn’t have a really birdie day we did manage to find 9 species of Warblers and a few other interesting birds including one for my Big Year.
Towards the end of the walk we came upon a tree with a half-dozen Warblers flitting around. There were a couple of Northern Parulas, Black-throated Blues and an American Redstart. One of the group spied a Scarlet Tanager way in the back and un-Murphy like the bird actually came closer to us. I managed a couple of shots of this cooperative Tanager! This was the 217th bird species for my Palm Beach County Photographic Big Year.
The rest of my week has seen some Migrants each day but no big fallouts. We need one good cold front to pass through or our Migration may end up being one long trickle. I did manage a few keepers for the week.
Thank you so much for staying with me and like I said I hope to have my life back in order soon and post on a more regular interval!