Sunday, April 9, 2017

St. Marks NWR - January 28, 2017

Still trying for 150 species in January, I made the trip up to just past Tallahassee to go to St. Marks National Wildlife reserve.  After spotting 81 species just within the park, it is easy to see why this is one of the best birding spots in the state.  This was only my second trip here, the first one was in February 2016.

At the end of the day, I am still three short of my goal and not sure where else to look the last few days.  January has been such a good month for birds so far!

Some of the best birds of the day I did not get close photos of.  There were two common goldeneyes, which are actually very rare.  I also saw a few brown nuthatches, but they were pretty high up in the trees.  I did get several photos of more common species to share!

Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Swamp Sparrow
Canvasback and Redhead Ducks
American Oystercatchers with Brown Pelican
American Wigeon
Northern Mockingbird
Gray Catbird
American Robin
Bald Eagle Nest
Close-up of young baby eagle with adult

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