Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Florida 16th November 2012

Visited Fort De Soto Park and Honeymoon Island State Park both West of Tampa today. Again no sign of the large numbers of shorebirds that alot of the site guides go on about. However I did finally manage to catch up with Yellow-crowned Night Heron. At least a dozen along the causeway before De Soto. Don't know where they had been hiding up until now. This proved to be my only tick of the day, it was getting a little dry for ticks at this stage. I'll let the pics speak for themselves.

Adult Little Blue Heron

Juvenile Little Blue Heron

Roseate Spoonbill

First-winter Laughing Gull

First-winter American Herring Gull

First-winter American Herring Gull

Juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk

Juvenile and adult Brown Pelicans

Sub-adult Brown Pelican
Common Ground-Dove

Northern Mockingbird

Great Blue Heron
Adult Yellow-crowned Night Heron

Adult Yellow-crowned Night Heron

Adult Yellow-crowned Night Heron

Sub-adult Yellow-crowned Night Heron

Black-hooded Parakeet

Redheads, Ring-necked Ducks and Shovelers

Short-billed Dowitcher

Least Sandpiper


Female Brown-headed Cowbird

Brown-headed Cowbird
Black Skimmer

Black Skimmer

Black Skimmers

Cabot's Tern with Black Skimmers
Second-winter American Herring Gull

Near adult American Herring Gull
Royal & Sandwich Terns, Black Skimmers and Laughing Gull.

Forster's Tern

Adult male Downy Woodpecker

Nine-banded Armadillo

Nine-banded Armadillo
US Coast Guard HH-60 Jayhawk

You can say that again!

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