South Central Florida – Co Rt. 846 and Rt. 835 Collier and Hendry

This Turkey Vulture was so cooperative I couldn't help taking many shots of the bird. Really magnificent!

This Turkey Vulture was so cooperative I couldn’t help taking many shots of the bird. Really magnificent!


This morning I birded the central part of southern Florida. The above routes are good for many wintering birds and resident birds that I might not get to see elsewhere. It was a great morning with many species seen along this route. A pond on Rt. 846 just into Hendry County was most productive. All regularly occurring waders were present as were Roseate Spoonbill, Wood Stork, Common Gallinule, Coot, Blue-winged and Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Mottled Duck, Wilson’s Snipe, Greater Yellowlegs, Least Sandpiper, Red-shouldered Hawk, Snail Kite, Merlin etc. Moving on to Co Rt. 835, just west of the “Devils Garden Southern Garden Office” I found 4 WESTERN KINGBIRD. On the way back, I found my only CRESTED CARACARA of the morning. Great birding!
A beautiful female Snail Kite.

A beautiful female Snail Kite.


One of four Western Kingbirds along Rt. 835

One of four Western Kingbirds along Rt. 835

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2 Responses to South Central Florida – Co Rt. 846 and Rt. 835 Collier and Hendry

  1. Karen C Miller says:

    You’ve had some terrific birds lately. I like the Western Kingbird. That might be a life bird for me.
    Have fun. Be safe. Take pics!

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