Captiva(South Seas), Sat 3 Apr 04
- Led an exciting walk today. Talk about comparing. We quickly found a
Louisiana Waterthrush feeding alongside a Northern Waterthrush in mud, A Prothonotary
was nearby saw another later. Later on we found Blk&Wh, Palm, Prairie,
Yellow-throated, and an imm Redstart. 4 Eastern Kingbirds, many locals. The two best
finds were an ad. m. Orchard Oriole and a Black-whiskered Vireo feeding in a
Gumbo Limbo tree. Saw the Great Black-backed Gull along the causeway this am.
Yesterday a stop at Blind Pass revealed several imm. Gannets offshore. Tree
Barn and P. Martin as well and finished the day rescuing an /ad (in summer
plumage)Common Loon off the beach at Clam Bayou, Sanibel. long walk for a rescue,
but worth it. The bird was handsome if not all together healthy.
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