I had another fabulous weekend with no rain and some nice sightings. I visited Green Cay Wetlands a couple of times and both Snook Island and the Boynton Beach Inlet yesterday. There were no super new finds over the weekend but a nice assortment of birds I don’t see that often.
Linda and I have heard a couple of Wrens the last week but this guy was the first I managed to get a picture of. They are quite shy and don’t always sit up as well as this one did. We also saw the Yellow-headed Blackbird which was Linda’s 197th species for Green Cay … incredible!!
I also had my FOS Blue-headed Vireo and he had the good fortune of catching a Cicada which he chose to eat right in front of us!
I went to Snook Island yesterday hoping to see or hear the Clapper Rails that have been seen there recently and while I “think” I might have heard them I won’t be counting it … just yet! I did have a nice selection of shorebirds including a banded Piping Plover. There are usually, and were 6-12 Semi-palmated Plovers around but this is only the second time I’ve had this species at this location.
After Snook Island I headed over to the Boynton Beach Inlet. I had one Northern Gannet amoungst the normal Gulls and Terns. There were also three or four Magnificent Frigatebirds around which were new for me since the beginning of the year.
The thing with being out in nature is you never know what you are going to see. There was a young man on a Jet Ski doing some incredible stunts in the surf here is one example … a back flip!
This was one of many tricks he was doing including side rolls and surfing the tops of some of the waves.
My beautiful wife Terri and I went to Green Cay in the afternoon and while we didn’t see that much we did manage a couple of nice pictures, her more than me but I did like this Pied-billed Grebe I got in amazing light.
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