I had a very nice day today getting to bird for about 4 hours this morning at Loxahatchee and again this evening for a couple of hours at Green Cay. This morning I was up early enough to get to the boat landing at Loxahatchee to see the flyout. I know I’ve mentioned this a number of times but I’m going to mention it again … if you’ve never experienced the flyout at Lox you really should force yourself out of bed early someday and get there just before sunup. This morning a dozen Snail Kites, hundreds of Great Egrets and thousands of White Ibis all left their roost within minutes of each other and it really is breathtaking!
To my surprise I got to bird with both Linda, Ruth and Susan this morning. I always enjoy the extra sets of eyes and while we didn’t find anything really unusual we did have a half-dozen Warblers, Yellow-billed Cuckoos and a Summer Tanager. I also was fortunate to photograph a cooperative Red-eyed Vireo. Ruth had mentioned that she hadn’t realized how Green their backs are so I thought this shot was appropriate. My experience with these guys is that they are usually high in the trees and don’t sit still to long so I was happy when this guy allowed me a couple of shots!
I also ran into this Black Racer. He was eye-balling a little lizard for his breakfast but the lizard had spied him and made a very hasty retreat.
This afternoon I got to experience one of the many rewarding facets of birdwatching. I met a wonderfully nice group of three young people. The one young man is from Ohio and is doing a big year in Geauga County so that was pretty cool. He was accompanied by a young couple, relatives I think, from Delaware and they were definitely up and coming birders. It is so much fun introducing people to this wonderful hobby and they all seemed to truly be enjoying themselves.
I manged a couple of shots this afternoon including another Black and White Warbler. These guys have really been cooperative lately.
Yesterday I ran into one of the local Bobcats … Which is another wonderful part of Birdwatching. So it not JUST all about the birds!!!
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