An opportunity came up to visit Harn's Marsh and some vicinity - how could I pass that up?? I made my 'wish list', got my map and itinerary together and picked up Elaine. Our first "wanna" see specie was a Bobwhite - off we went.
We searched high and low, up and down several streets and hoped for the best - the Bobwhite were a no show - instead we were treated to several.....
|American Robins. For me this is a special treat because I don't get to see them very often. My E-Bird List for that particular location.|
Shortly after, we arrived at Harn's Marsh.
|A Palm Warbler welcomed us by the gate.|
|Several Limpkins were seen, some of them fighting for their own personal space.|
|Several ducks, like this Ring-necked, take the Harns Marsh as home for the winter.|
|Several Savannah Sparrows were busy feeding and pruning - I was blessed with many clear views. I enjoy seeing Sparrows - also a specie that I don't see very often.|
|Tree Swallows were having a feast of a breakfast this morning - how fun!|
|Isn't that Savannah precious?|
|Sandhill Cranes were heard and seen - look how well they blend in.|
|Here's the shot that I missed - the Sandhill Cranes were coming right at us and I didn't have enough time to react until they were above our heads - maybe next time.|
|A nice mix of birds here - all sharing the same fish hole.|
|Here's a Glossy Ibis.|
|A Pretty "Great Southern White" butterfly finding plenty of nectar.|
|A pair of Red-Shouldered Hawks watching us as we exit the area.....|
|All good things must come to an end - and it was time to head home. My E-Bird List for Harns Marsh.|