Tram Road Talahassee Thursday
- I visited the Tram Road WTP on Thursday during lunch. There were over 20
Mississippi Kites but only 1 Swallow-tailed Kite flying over the East Road and
fields. The grass has been reaped again on the East side but the corn is high
on the West side. The new crops are just emerging in the recently harvested
areas. The road on the South side was dry and not nearly as sandy as before.
Other birds of interest were a loggerhead shrike, 2 great crested
flycatchers, several ground and mourning doves, and what I thought were 3 Orchard
Orioles, (never could get a clear look), in the middle section of trees on the East
side and 3 blue grosbeaks on the West side in the trees north of the horse
Of course the most abundant birds were the cattle egrets (300+) in every
field and on every sprinkler system, and the laughing gulls.
I saw no Eastern Kingbirds, bluebirds, nor swallows.
I made a quick trip to Perry on Monday and had 2 wood storks flying across
the highway just north of the roadside park about 5 miles above Perry.
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