Viera Wetlands 01-13-2010

Turkey on Four Mile Road

If you like looking at birds today rocked.  If you like photographing birds,it only rolled a little.  The bird action was crazy on my entrance to the wetlands.  There was a juvenile eagle being chased out of the wetlands by two caracara.  Then it stopped. lol.  No, I’m kidding.  There were lots of Killdeer cruising around, snipe were dotting the grass, and there were more ducks than I have seen in a long time.  Some cool stuff out there, but it was all pretty far out.  Here’s the list, if you’re into ducks,you’ll be happy!

  1. Killdeer (many)
  2. Mourning Doves (10 or so)
  3. Common Moorhens (random smatterings)
  4. American Coot (thousands)
  5. Great Blue Herons
  6. Great Egret
  7. Little Blue Heron
  8. Tricolor Heron
  9. Green Heron
  10. Cattle Egret
  11. Snowy Egret
  12. White Ibis
  13. Glossy Ibis
  14. Limpkin
  15. Common Yellowthroats
  16. Boat Tailed Grackles
  17. Red Winged Blackbirds
  18. Loggerhead Shrike
  19. Northern Mockingbird
  20. American Kestral
  21. Red Shouldered Hawk
  22. Osprey
  23. Belted Kingfisher
  24. Northern Caracara
  25. Bald Eagle
  26. Tree Swallows
  27. Mottled Duck
  28. Hooded Merganser
  29. Canvasback Duck (2 females)
  30. RedHead Duck (1 female)
  31. Blue Winged teal
  32. Northern Shovelers (1 male, 1 female)
  33. Scaup or ringnecks.. not sure, but there were many
  34. Anhinga
  35. Cormorant
  36. Black Crowned Night Heron
  37. Woodstork
  38. Turkey (12 on 4 mile road)
  39. Harrier (1 at entrance to moccasin Island)
  40. turkey Vulture
  41. Black Vulture
  42. Eastern Pheobe
  43. Palm Warbler
  44. American Crow (1 on trail at Moccasin Island)
  45. Sandhill Cranes
  46. Wilson’s Snipe
  47. Savannah Sparrow
  48. American Robins (hundreds on 4 mile road)
  49. Ring Billed Gulls (at click ponds)

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