Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Florida March 1st-8th

A divergence from NYC birding into Florida for the past week. The most interesting bird was the persistent (and thankfully vocal) La Sagra's Flycatcher at Bill Baggs SP which I saw as a life bird on Day 1. After that, other interesting birds included a close-up view of American Bittern, a total of 4 Short-tailed Hawks in the Everglades, a group of 5 Swallow-tailed Kites over Anhinga Trail, and some really good looks at the always spectacular Painted Buntings at Okeeheelee Nature Center up around West Palm Beach. The family of Limpkins strolling across the trail in front of me at Loxahatchee NWR and the two Snail Kites seen close (also at Loxahatchee) were just icing on the cake.

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