What a gorgeous day for birding - sunny, low 70s and breezy - wish you were here :)
A group of approximately 39 folks gathered up at the trail head of the Bailey Tract at 8 a.m. - off we went with smiles on our faces and wind in our wings.
|A Tricolored Heron trying to hide from my prying eyes.|
|A Yellow-rumped Warbler - they were seen in huge numbers today.|
|The Common Gallinule - which used to be known as a Moorhen.|
|Gators were seen - several of them - some swimming away, some just floating on the surface and some smaller ones were seen by the edge of the vegetation.|
|The Little Blue Heron - a juvenile here with the white plumage which will starts to turn blue in patches until approx 2 years of age where it will be all blue.|
|American Coot watching his family take off.|
|Sometimes you have to work hard to keep up with the gang.|
|Our famous State bird - the Mockingbird. I think he knows me by now and feels comfortable when I walk by.|
|The Little Blue Heron in its adult plumage.|
|A Tricolored Heron (blue, rust and white) - staying well away from all of us.|
|The White Peacock was spotted several times - just beautiful.|
|At the end of our walk, we saw a Common Cooter resting and drying on a log - catching a nap.|
My E-Bird list for today http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S16953172
not a bad day.