Heat, bugs and thunderstorms are a sure way to put a damper on birding. I have managed a couple of brief excursions and while I didn’t manage to find anything new for my Bigby I did find some really nice flooded fields close to home. Shorebird migration has started and in past years these fields have held a few nice birds … not like the variety or numbers that are seen in Western Palm Beach County but this is only a couple of miles ride versus a 3-4 hour ride to get to the sod fields.
The only shorebirds I saw today were our year-round Killdeer and one Lesser Yellowlegs. It is really, really early so I have great hopes for the coming weeks.
Earlier in the week I visited Green Cay and while not that birdie this Yellow-crowned Night Heron posed nicely for Linda and I.
Living on the 7th floor allows Terri and I a wonderful view of our near daily thunderstorms. Our front porch looks West and many of the afternoon storms are generated over the Everglades due to day time heating and move from there towards the coast. I usually just watch the storms with Terri but the other day she was napping when this beauty developed so I thought I’d take some pics so she could see what she slept through!
I also was very fortunate enough to catch one of the many lightning bolts!
Major migration is just around the corner so I should be getting a little more active and hope to have lots to post about soon! As always thank you so much for following and God Bless.