A week or so ago while doing my B-Day Big Day I had heard a report of Western Kingbirds and Scissortail Flycatchers West of Boca Raton at the Daggerwing Nature Center. I looked that day but came up empty and kept meaning to get out and look again and finally found time on Wednesday and all I came say is WOW!!!
Scissortail Flycatchers and Western Kingbirds are both species that do not occur regularly in South Florida. There seems to be some around every Winter but their numbers and range are very limited, mostly to the extreme South near Everglades National Park.
I arrived at Daggerwing just after 3 PM and boy was it hot … hot and muggy. I walked to the end of the boardwalk and ran into a good birding friend Jake. Jake was one of the first to see the birds and had seen them a couple of times in the last week but because they are such great birds he was looking for a few more good photo ops.
Both these species were new birds for me in Palm Beach County. I believe these guys will be migrating soon and I feel very blessed to have seen them. Here are a few of the other migrants I’ve seen recently!
Last night we had a little rain and this morning while birding Green Cay Wetlands Linda and I managed to find 10 species of Warblers with the best being a nice male Blackpoll Warbler. There is a stationary front that may slip South creating better conditions for us in the next couple of days so I hope to see a few more species.
Thank you so much as always for following my blog and I hope that I can continue to provide a small look into God’s wonderful, wonderful world … at least my little corner of it!