[CT Birds] Florida Trip Report and Pictures

Lindy Webbe 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:
> http://josephcala.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v131/p743921808-4.jpg
> Godwits:
> http://josephcala.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v131/p303443337-4.jpg
> http://josephcala.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v116/p689390079-6.jpg
> Short-billed Dowitchers:
> http://josephcala.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v113/p29699865-4.jpg
> http://josephcala.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v99/p504602893-4.jpg
> http://josephcala.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v107/p292956809-4.jpg
> Wilson's Plover:
> http://josephcala.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v113/p29699865-4.jpg
> Tropical Kingbird:
> http://josephcala.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v40/p464478014-5.jpg
> http://josephcala.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v65/p215444823-5.jpg
> Western Kingbird:
> http://josephcala.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v110/p407630113-5.jpg
> Scissor-tailed Flycatcher:
> http://josephcala.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v103/p1004471911-5.jpg
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