For those new to the blog my weekend is Tuesday and Wednesday. I was able to get out quite a bit and was able to add some really nice birds to my list like the Sandhill Crane above. I visited quite a few different places including Boynton Beach Inlet, Snook Island, Wellington Wetlands, Peaceful Waters, FAU Campus, Spanish River and of course Green Cay Wetlands.
I had quite a number of interesting sightings while out and about. The Oystercatchers at Snook Island have 3 young ones and were flying back and forth continually for the 45 minutes I was there. I was lucky as most of the time they were feeding on the Oyster beds in the Intercoastal but this one time this one flew down close and I was even fortunate to see it extract an Oyster!
While visiting Wellington Wetlands I came across a Killdeer that must have had a nest near the path I was riding on. Killdeer will fly off a little ways and pretend they have a broken wing so that any predator will chase them and get away from the nest … always cool to see.
At the beginning of the month I would have bet the first Hawk I would have photographed would be a Red-shouldered but I still haven’t got close to one. I did however see Cooper’s and Red-tailed Hawks already!
A few more species that I managed over my weekend! Click on any picture, anywhere in any of my blogs and it will optimize it for your screen.
Thank you so much for following and I’ll try to add a few more pics in the coming days!