Sunday, March 18, 2018

A vist to STA5 with the Caloosa Bird Club

It had been at least two years since I visited STA5 with the group and I was really looking forward to this trip. Funny thing about birding is that you never know what you're going to find and it's always a nice surprise to unravel....come and see for yourself.....
Well, there's nothing like a sparrow to start the day right - a Savannah Sparrow.

An American Bittern sat still - its expertise is slow movement.....and uncommon sightings however, today was a different story because I saw almost a dozen of them and most of them were flying in pairs.

One of many Northern Harriers that were that 'owl' face.

Purple Gallinules were plentiful too - almost identical numbers of Gray-faced Moorhen too!

A nice pair of Anhingas.

Ahhh....the creme de la creme....Tropical, Western and Gray Kingbirds....

Top that with Swallow-tailed Kites and that makes for a fantastic day. As is customary with this trip - a stop at a Mexican restaurant for lunch and then a quick stop at a private back yard filled with bird feeders - provided us with much eye candy.... 

The Buntings were a dime a dozen....

with a cherry on top - A Ruby-throated Hummingbird

I'd say - this was a pretty sweet kind of day.

No comments:

Post a Comment