Today is my anniversary with WordPress and blogging so after 220 something posts I sometimes forget what I’ve talked about in the past and the Pondhawk Natural Area is a perfect example. I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this new natural area here in Palm Beach County but bare with me if I already have.
Pondhawk has been open for about 3 1/2 years and has slowly grown into quite a nice birding area with a number of really nice birds having been seen there. The natural area sits very close to the Spanish River Library and has a very large lake on the East side that often has Royal Terns and other birds feeding. The entrance path into the actual natural area is also always busy with activity and I had a couple of Painted Buntings as well as Palm and Praire Warblers before even entering.
Today was very active and I recorded 47 species including a few new ones, at least for me for the property. Besides the Waxwings I had a couple of Robins that really did not want to pose but I did end up managing one OK ID shot.
I also was able to record my first Sparrow at Pondhawk. This nice little Swamp Sparrow obliged me with perhaps 10 seconds of posing!
Like I said it was fairly birdie and I managed a couple other nice pictures …
Today was pretty near a perfect birding day … nothing super rare but a wonderful assortment of birds, perfect weather and I was able to add a couple of birds for my Bigby list!
Thank you everyone so very, very much for supporting my humble little blog for the last couple of years! God Bless!