Guess what day is today? If you answered Monday or Caloosa Bird Club day - you are correct and win on both counts.
We got up at 4 to get to our first destination at 6:30a.m. to witness the ducks waking up and some of the waders taking off for the day.
|Check this out! How many ducks do you see?|
|This is only a very small portion of what was happening - species were seen all over - good thing we had many eyes on the scopes.|
|Several times we watched the birds/ducks being displaced by Northern Harrier and Bald Eagle flying overhead - it is just amazing to watch the ducks fly in unison and to hear the wings is just breathtaking. I did a whole lot of bird watching today as you'll see from my E-bird list for this location - I highly recommend a stop before the pond dries up or gets drained (whichever comes first) for tomato planting - very soon.|
|An hour later we made our way to Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary - one of our first greeters for the day ..... a Mourning Dove|
|and a handful of American Robins - they are finally here and it is nice to see them again.|
|There were also a pair of Deers eating their fill and blending in quite nicely with their surrounding.|
|We take our birding very seriously and willing to suffer from neck stiffness in the process.|
|The Wood Storks we saw along the boardwalk...ummm.|
|This place is so beautiful and photos never do it justice - this is one of those places where you have to be there to know what it's all about.|
|A Limpkin drew a nice crowd - he quickly went down and started catching apple snails - his favorite food.|
|A Downy Woodpecker - my last photo for today. Check my E-Bird List for the Corkscrew - a very nice day of bird watching indeed.|