Took advantage of the leap year to add just a few more to my Feb wanderings.
today Audubon of Soutwest Florida had a field trip to Big Cypress Bend
boardwalk in Fakahatchee and points West to Eagle Lakes park in Naples. Not many
takers but 4 of us enjoyed a sudden surge of warblers at eyelevel along the
boradwalk headed by an awesom Worm-eating Warbler, drab Magnolia, B&W, several
Parulas, male Am. Redstart as well as Yellowthroat, Car. Wrens, Blue-headed and
Whtie-eyed Vireos, BG Gnats, Titmice, phoebes, GC Flycatchers, pileated, downy,
red-belly woodpeckers and 2 sapsuckers. The eagle was on her nest, a Great
Horned owl was calling, other locals but the most interesting birds were a pair
of Wood Ducks, haven't seen them in here for years and the calling suggests
maying, didn't want to intrude(blush). Across 41 from the parking area was a nice
flock of goldfinches, catbirds,house wren and some waders.
At Eagle Lakes were over 30 Bronzed Cowbirds, loads of locals and a pair of
Swallow-tailed Kites. Happy birding
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