Viera Wetlands 11-06

Bald Eagle Today, I made the trip out the Wetlands again.  I only had a short amount of time, and two small children were with me, so observations were limited.

On my way there I noticed a flock of Grackles and Fish Crows attacking (technically called mobbing) what I thought was a Caracara by the Viera Mall (The Avenues at Viera).  I turned around and came back to find this gorgeous fully mature eagle.  Just a reminder that the area around the wetlands is still as amazing as the wetlands themselves. Sad to think that as little as ten years ago the whole place was a wonderland of nature.

Anyways, lots of warbler activity at the wetlands, some new ducks including a canvasback, and someone mentioned an American Bittern.. 🙂

Here’s my list combined yesterday and today (about 2.5 hours observation between 9-11 am in very windy conditions)

  • Coots
  • Moorhens
  • Blue Winged Teal
  • Northern Shoveler
  • Ruddy Duck
  • Green Winged Teal Females
  • Marsh Wren
  • Red Winged Black Bird
  • Mottled Duck
  • Glossy Ibis
  • White Ibis
  • Anhinga
  • Belted Kingfisher
  • Northern Mockingbird
  • Red Shouldered Hawk
  • Northern Caracara
  • Black Vulture
  • ***Caspian Terns*** (2)
  • Northern Harrier
  • Bald Eagle
  • Boat Tailed Grackle
  • Common Yellowthroat
  • Limpkin
  • Loggerhead Shrike
  • Savannah Sparrow
  • Palm Warbler
  • Yellowrump
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Great Egret
  • Tricolor Heron
  • Green Heron
  • Cattle Egret
  • two otters
  • Snowy Egret
  • unidentified swallows
  • Eastern Pheobe
  • Fish Crows
  • Pied Billed Grebes

I’m sure I’m forgetting something but you get the picture..  😉

As always – guide services are available at a rate of $150 for 2 hours (groups of 5 or less) starting at 7 am- 7 days a week. 321-258-7962

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