This evening was beautiful and absolutely Florida fall-like. The wind was blowing, the air was fresh, and the animals are most definitely feeling it. The birds are increasing in diversity and abundance, and it was a pleasure once again to make the effort to see them.
Among some common bird species, like the green herons, white herons, tri-colored herons, little blue herons, and moorhens, there were some interesting finds.
I often use a list to do this, so here goes..
- All the herons, Great Blue, Little Blue, Tri-Colored, Black Crowned Night Heron, Snowy Egret, Green Heron
- American Bittern
- Limpkins, a family with at least three babies..
- Peregrine Falcon
- Mottled Ducks
- Boat Tailed Grackles
- Red Shouldered Hawk
- White Ibis and Glossy Ibis
- Black Vulture
- and a few more…
I went out to the Click Ponds and to Moccasin Island as well where I saw a Northern Harrier and I’m not sure if they were Kestrels or Merlins or both, but there were a few flying around.