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Monday, March 7, 2016

Green Cay & Wakadohatchee with the Caloosa Bird Club

This was my third trip with the Caloosa Bird Club to this location - what a great time we had!! Perfect weather and no bus break downs - yeah!
I'm sharing with you a few photos from the trip - take a look at what we saw....
It would appear that the Stork will be nesting this year - they were courting, mating and gathering sticks for the nests - I will post a series of the Storks separately, so look for it.

A Gray-headed Swamphen having finger food.

A Great Blue Heron ignoring the violent pleas from its chick - which is not so little anymore.

Anhinga Chicks waiting for their meal - patiently.

One of my favorite sighting - a Cattle Egret in breeding plumage.

A Neotropic Cormorant - notice the sharp white border setting off yellow throat pouch - quite noticeable during breeding plumage.

A few Warblers were spotted - only the Prairie stayed still long enough for a photo.

I told you this was my favorite :)


On our very first pit stop - a Caracara made an appearance.

Of course, what's not to love about the Red-winged Black Bird - always a bright spot!

One of two Screech Owls we saw - this one was nestled in the crook of the 'boots' in the palm tree.

A Tricolored Heron in its bright glory.

A Purple Gallinule - always a nice find.

Being a sucker for turtles, I couldn't pass these out.

A White-winged Dove.

A Solitary Sandpiper

And Oh! What a nice surprise! A Least Bittern was spotted in between the reeds/alligator flags.

A pair of Gray-headed Swamp Hen - I counted many more along the Wakodahatchee boardwalk.


A Sora - I've been blessed this year to have seen the Sora many times over at different locations.....a nice treat, then again, every day birding brings about lots of treats!

4 comments:

  1. I love seeing the baby anhingas. I love all your photos, but I am amazed how the baby anhingas look and how much they change when they are an adult.

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    1. I've noticed that too and find that fascinating

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  2. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I truly appreciate your efforts and I am waiting for your next write ups thanks once again.

    Rica
    www.imarksweb.org

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