I’m not a big fan of Daylight Savings Time as I’m an early riser and now my start times are all push back an hour. I woke up this morning and twiddled my thumbs for a little and finally left for Spanish River Park in Boca Raton. This was the first time I’ve ridden the bike to this park and was surprised it only took an hour. I arrived in plenty of time to see this spectacular sunrise. I believe I’ve mentioned this in an earlier post but birders get to see so many of these beauties and quite a few stunning sunsets as well!
I did miss a species this morning as I was shooting the sunrise … when I looked up from the viewfinder I noticed a Common Loon or more accurately its hind end as it flew North up the beach.
The reason I chose Spanish River this morning is that I bumped into a gentleman at Green Cay who said he had a nice male Black-throated Green Warbler there on Saturday so I thought it might be worth the 30 mile roundtrip ride as this is not always an easy Warbler to find.
On top of the prospect of the Warbler my buddy Linda said I should have no trouble finding a Great Horned Owl and with her excellent directions I scored this beauty too! There was actually a second Owl about two feet from this one but he was facing the opposite direction.
I was blessed to find another new Bigby bird this morning when this very cooperative Great-crested Flycatcher flew in and perched for like 5 minutes … even I couldn’t mess this one up!!
One more picture … just because!
I had a fantastic morning and I thank God every day for having the time and ability to get out and enjoy the wonderful amazing world he has given us. Thanks for the visit!!