Archive for 2008 April

Birding in New Jersey Goes to Florida! – April 2008

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - Florida, April 2008
Jeanette and I needed to spend a few days in Florida with relatives and of course I found a way to squeeze in a “little” birding. So three and a half days worth of a little time = 15 Life birds and two of my most wanted US birds! We got to see the amazing Burrowing Owls (although at our distance picture quality suffered) and a vibrant Scissor-tailed Flycatcher! This was an opportunity for me to use birding skills I have built over the last year to track down local “specialties” on my own. With help from Jeanette’s “eagle eyes” we saw some additional Florida beauties like Anhinga, Roseate Spoonbill, Reddish Egret, White Ibis, Swallow-tailed Kite, Wood Stork, Mottled Duck and Magnificent Frigatebird. Throw in Loggerhead Shrike and Grey Kingbird and it was a very productive birding trip and a very enjoyable step away from everyday life. Can’t wait to go back for more!
Swallow-tailed Kite

Swallow-tailed Kite - Florida, April 2008

Pileated Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker - Florida, April 2008

White Ibis

White Ibis - Florida, April 2008

Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane - Florida, April 2008

Magnificent Frigatebird

Magnificent Frigatebird - Florida, April 2008

Barred Owl

Barred Owl - Florida, April 2008

Brown Pelicans

Brown Pelicans - Florida, April 2008

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