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!