In February, we went to Sanibel Island, Ding Darling NWR, Cape Coral and Ft. DeSoto. The weather was crappy and the drive was interminable, but I hope to get back to that area sometime. Lots of neat birds…
Common Ground Dove – easily overlooked, but striking when they show their rusty wings.
Monk Parakeets feeding in the same field we found this Burrowing Owl; hard to say which felt more unlikely to this Jersey Girl.
We also saw Nanday Parakeets and a Long-billed Curlew on that trip. Talk about impossible to imagine birds!
This Vermillion Flycatcher was probably the least expected bird I added to my nonexistent life list last year – just gorgeous! A friend of a friend on FB gave me directions to a town just west of Tallahassee and I found it in the exact tree where he said it would be – imagine!
I’ve no idea what new birds 2014 holds for me…