Weekend Wonders

I was able to bird a little all three days of my weekend.  Friday I went up to J.W. Corbett Management area looking for Nuthatches.  Saturday I visited STA 1 East scouting for a little bit and today went on the field trip to STA 1. 

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Ruddy Duck … There was a nice group of 5-6 of these guys. This was the 222nd species of bird I have photographed in Palm Beach County Florida this year.

The trip today was fantastic.  We had a total of 82 species with a wonderful 12 species of Ducks including a new one for the year … Ruddy Ducks.  Some of the other Ducks seen were American Widgeon, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, both Whistling Ducks, Blue and Green Winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck and Lesser Scaup, Mottled Duck and Gadwell !!!

Snail Kite … She didn’t seem to mind the cars going by.

We saw numerous Northern Harriers and Ospreys and a couple of Snail Kites including this beauty who was posing so nicely.

Caspian Tern

Gull-billed Tern

We also had three Tern Species and a large group of Black Skimmers.

Wilson’s Snipe

Blue-winged Teal

Blue-headed Vireo

There were a few other nice birds around this weekend. On Saturday Linda called and told me there was a Horned Grebe across the street from Green Cay Wetlands so I was able to add that to my GC list.  The rest of these guys are from this past week at Green Cay.

Thanks for visiting and I really do appreciate all the followers and likes and comments are really, really, really appreciated!

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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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3 Responses to Weekend Wonders

  1. These pictures are really wonderful!
    Blessings ~ Wendy

  2. I love the teal all in a row.

  3. zannyro says:

    So many great shots!!

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