It’s been awhile since I posted and I think I’m finally back to a somewhat normal existence. Terri and I are finally settled into our new Condo and I have to tell you moving is TOUGH. I was physically exhausted for close to two weeks and only was able to bird a couple of times. I’m sure I missed a few good birds but all my scouts assured me that it had been pretty slow while I was out of commission.
I’ve now birded 4 days in a row and Saturday I was fortunate enough to add a new year bird. The Everglades Chapter of the Audubon Society has bi-monthly field trips to STA 1 East. This area is the farthest North that can be considered part of the Everglades. It has been fabulous for ducks and among the 77 species that the group saw were a pair of Cinnamon Teal. The birds were pretty far out but they really stood out from the Blue-winged Teals they were associating with.
We had a wonderful group of birders Saturday including a couple of cars from the TAS group. It was nice to see some old friends and we had a wonderful assortment of both Shorebirds and Waterfowl. We also had a number of Raptors including lots of Osprey a couple of Peregrine Falcons and a few Snail Kites including this guy who flew right around us a couple of times.
Kingfishers are back in full force and we had a few of these really skittish fellows that were close enough to capture.
I also managed a few pictures worth sharing during the couple of times I did get out these last three weeks. All of these were taken at Green Cay Wetlands.
I really do thank all of you that have been following and do appreciate any comments! I still have a dozen birds or so that I think I might see before the end of the year so hopefully I’ll have lots to blog about!!!