I’ve managed to get out every day since the year began and have so far logged about 53 miles on my bike and walked another 8 or so. I have seen 85 species of birds so far and I was able to photograph and record all the tough ones so even though I have a few more common species to get pictures of I’m technically at 85 for my “Big Green Birding Year” which somehow becomes the acronym “Bigby”.
My other lists stand at 68 species for Green Cay Wetlands … 47 species at Wakodahatchee Wetlands … 49 species at Loxahatchee NWR and I’ve seen 33 species at my home in Huntington Lakes! My county list would be the same as my “Bigby” list because I haven’t driven any place to see birds yet this year.
The best birds I’ve seen this week were a Baltimore Oriole, Summer Tanager and Orange-crowned Warbler.
For those who are regulars to the blog you may notice that some of the pictures are from a little further away than what I might normally post. Last year was more about the pictures and I worked harder on my photography while this year is more about bird watching and so as long as a bird is identifiable I’m happy with it.
Tomorrow I am going on my annual Northern Florida trip. This year there is an especially great bird near Tallahassee that has been hanging out for a week and a half. A Snowy Owl has been at Little Talbot State Park and I know he was seen today and I just pray that it sticks around for a couple more days.
What is also exciting is I get to start a new list for the year tomorrow … a State List and I think I might get 100 species or more on my trip so wish me luck!!
Thank you all so much for following and God Bless!