After work, I got to visit Key Vista in Pasco. It had some interesting finds, like a loon close to shore, a merlin, great horned owl, whimbrel, and a waterthrush. There was also a mourning dove family with babies being fed on the ground. My best photo was of this osprey that flew by with a fish.
Migration is getting more interesting this week with a good variety of migrants. 57 species for the park, reported on Ebird, which is pretty good considering I still went to work for a half-day today! Still, no terrific photos so far this month during migration, and no even decent photos from today, but I did make a collage of what I saw, which I think still shows all the variety.
Off to a slow start this year in comparison to this week previous years.
However, always something to see, and a few nice surprises today with the wood thrush and swainson's thrush. Ended the day with 62 species, reported on Ebird.
Finally was able to visit the infamous water treatment lands of Hendry County. It really was worth the wait, but I would highly recommend the guided tour! Our guide was able to lead us directly to gray swamphen, peregrine falcon, tropical kingbird, and gray kingbird. Pretty amazing! The swamphen was the reason I made the trip, and a new life bird!