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5th Gull Species on Bonita Beach!

As is so typical of the north end of Bonita Beach, gulls and terns flock there daily to roost,  bathe and otherwise socialize.  Today there was a nice gathering of gulls and terns. I first spotted a FORSTER’S TERN among … Continue reading

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Antillean Palm Swift and Vermilion Flycatcher!

I headed out at 4 am this morning with the goal of an early arrival at Boot Key two thirds of the way down the Florida Keys. I arrived a bit late @ 8:45.  I hadn’t figured that rush hour … Continue reading

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Back in Bonita Beach!

Over the weekend, Eddie and I traveled to southwest Florida. It was a bumpy ride down, but we finally got in late in the afternoon on Sunday. We had just enough time to settle in and watch the beautiful sunset … Continue reading

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A really good day!

I headed out around the county this morning, checking the water. I had four Pied-billed Grebe on Kiamesha Lake and my FOS Hooded Mergansers at Morningside Park. I had little else until I reached Swan Lake. There I had an … Continue reading

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Birding update

There hasn’t been a lot to report since my last post. The best bird I’ve had since that time is a flock of American Coot off the Birch Trail at the Bashakill. They number at least 50 birds, but can … Continue reading

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October ends with a switch from passerines to waterfowl.

The end of the month has arrived and we have made the switch to searching for waterfowl over birds of the woods and fields. Warblers and sparrows are mostly gone now and ducks are picking up nicely. We’ve had all … Continue reading

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Good day at the Bashakill!

This morning I started off at the Bashakill Deli Fields. There were lots of hunters, so I decided to move on. I went to the Main Boat Launch to take the Birch Trail east in hopes of finding some American … Continue reading

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