[CT Birds] Florida Trip Report and Pictures
lwebbe at optonline.net
Thu Feb 13 10:33:16 EST 2014
Absolutely beautiful pictures!
Thank you for sharing
Lindy Webbe in the Blizzard of Newtown
On Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 09:50 PM, Joseph Cala wrote:
> Hey all.
> I just got back from a week of birding and photography in central
> Florida and figured many of you would enjoy a trip report (with some
> photographs, of course).
> I accumulated just north of 120 species in 5 days of birding, the best
> being the following: Tropical Kingbird, Fulvous-whistling Duck,
> Purple Swamphen, Snail Kite, Long-billed Curlew, Western Tanager and
> Scissor-tailed Flycatcher. While birding Ft. De Soto Park I also
> picked up an adult male Blue Grosbeak--only the 3rd winter record for
> Pinellas County dating back to 1880--thought that was pretty neat.
> Here's some links to the better shots from the week, but I've uploaded
> about 75 shots from the trip so far and counting. Feel free to look
> around--especially at the shorebird pictures. While at Ft. De Soto I
> had Marbled Godwit, Dunlin, Black Skimmer, Royal Tern, Forster's Tern,
> Willet, and Short-billed Dowitcher all within 20 feet of me--and
> numerous times had the shorebirds walk so close to me I had to put the
> camera down because they were too close to focus.
> Here's just a snipet of the 'flock' of birds that was at the lagoon at
> Ft. De Soto:
> Short-billed Dowitchers:
> Wilson's Plover:
> Tropical Kingbird:
> Western Kingbird:
> Scissor-tailed Flycatcher:
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