I've been hearing about the White Crowned Pigeon making several appearances at Ding Darling lately - specifically at the Caloosa Shell Mound and I thought I would check it out.
I was pleasantly surprised that the Wildlife Drive wasn't as busy as I've seen it a few weeks ago.
My few sightings for today....
|The resident Yellow-crowned Night Heron....busy feeding on fiddler crabs....very focused and precise, always a pleasure to watch him.|
|I don't know about you, but I never get tired of seeing the White Pelicans. Check out the Little Blue in front and how tiny he looks.|
|A few Willets resting among Cormorants and Ibis.|
|One of two Red-breasted Merganser that I saw today.|
|Iver Brooks pointed out the Red Knot with the Dunlin - I'm glad he did....I would have missed it since I was keeping my eyes on the merganser.|
|A few Cattle Egrets resting on Little Blue's turf.|
|I saw this yellow-rumped Warbler and a White-eyed Vireo at the Caloosa Shell Mound - but no White-crowned Pigeon - maybe better luck next time. My E-bird list for today.... http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17319165 30 Species - not a bad birding day.|