Monthly Archives: August 2010

White-tailed Kite

I got to go to Stratford Point for the second time last night, and man, that Kite put on a great show! We got to the point, and I immediately went down to the shoreline. It was high tide, so … Continue reading

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What to look for During Fall Migration

AsĀ  Fall Migration begins, look for Warblers flitting around in the tops of trees, as they chase each other around. These birds will be in their winter plumages, so it can be tricky to identify them. The three key factors … Continue reading

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Florida Bird Photos

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Final Florida Bird Count

Here’s the final species count for my Florida Trip: Loggerhead Shrike Glossy Ibis White Ibis Anhinga Northern Mockingbird Northern Cardinal Red-bellied Woodpecker Great Egret Snowy Egret Little Blue Heron Mottled Duck Laughing Gull Osprey Black Vulture Mourning Dove Black-crowned Night-Heron … Continue reading

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Florida Bird Pictures

In all, I got to see 62 different species of birds in Florida. It was a very good trip!

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J.N. “Ding” Darling NWR

Seen while driving around the local marina at sunset last night. Reddish Egret have a unique fishing method. Since they don’t have a pair of sunglasses to wear, they will spread out their wings over the water (as shown above) … Continue reading

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Florida Trip (Day 6)

Green Heron Today we took a trip to Ponce Beach, which revealed many Sandwich Tern, and a few Ring-billed Gulls. A look off the pier revealed a few Brown Pelicans roosting in a tree, a White Ibis, and a juvenile … Continue reading

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Florida Trip (Day 5)

While relaxing in the pool last evening, I got to see at least 8 Common Nighthawks feeding on insects. I watched their floppy wingbeats as they chased the small insects around.

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Florida Lightning

Not much bird activity, but we got a very good lightning show last night! See picture above.

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Florida Trip (“Ding” Darling)

Magnificent Frigatebird We arrived at J.N. “Ding” Darling NWR at 7:10 this morning, and was met by a sign saying the park was closed on Friday’s. We got up at 5:30 and drove an hour to get there, so we … Continue reading

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