Looked like it might not rain much this afternoon. So I went out east
on 41 to the Cypress Ben Boardwalk. Started out with a male Northern
Parula and what looked like a juvenile. Red eyed Vireo started to
sing in the tree tops. Carolina Wren called out, then a Great-crested
flycatcher called out. Got to the end, lots of water. Then a
Waterthrush called out. Then 4 Titmouse came out into view, a couple
more Red-eyed Vireo's, 3 Bluegray Gnatcatcher, female Parula, then a
Black and white Warbler showed up. Other birds seen, Downy, Pileated,
and Red-bellied Woodpecker.
Then I drove east on 41 and turned north on 29 not much.
Turned right and went toward the Hendry Corr. Facility. Went pass it
and on the left was a Caracara and E. Meadowlark. Turned around
heading back west crossed over 29 and about 8 to 10 miles. I think
its old oil well rd on your right. Just a hundred yards up the fields
on the left have water in them. Had Greater yellowlegs, Mottled
ducks, White Ibis, 2 Sandhill Cranes,and possibly others in the
distance. Last year I had Wood Duck and Black-bellied Ducks here.
Another good birding day in paradise.
Kenneth P. Williams