I managed to get out a little this last week but was chased off a couple of times due to our near daily Thunderstorms. Riding the bike requires really watching the skies and the weather radar. I have waterproof bags for most of my gear but it still stinks getting drenched and Florida is the lightning capital of the world so I really try to be careful.
I’ve spent all of my time at Green Cay and Wakodahatchee Wetlands this week. While the variety of species is down there is still plenty of action if you look close enough. There are a lot of young birds around and still a few that are just starting nests like the below Double-crested Cormorants.
This Purple Galinule was busy feeding her four new babies and she also had a teen-aged young one hanging around.
The young birds sometimes have pretty funky plumages like this young male Boat-tailed Grackle.
There are not many birds for me to chase for my Bigby until the birds start coming South. Shorebirds start showing up towards the end of the month and I just have to find some flooded fields within biking range. I’ll do my best to dodge the showers and lightning and find something to shoot!!
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