Sunday, 3 June 2012

12th – 26th May 2012 - Birding in the Sunshine State

PJ recently spent 2 weeks in Florida driving from Merritt Island down to Key West, visiting Kissimmee, Mount Dora, Palm Beach, Miami & Key Lago - birding & sight seeing en route. This was his fourth holiday in America so there were limited ticks available. Highlights amongst the 100 plus species seen were ; Red Cockaded Woodpecker, Florida Scrub Jay, Limpkin, Least Bittern, Wild Turkey, Bald Eagle, Swallow tailed Kite, Bachmans Sparrow, Yellow Throated Warbler, American Redstart plus many more.

Here are a few photos from the trip.
American Redstart and Yellow-throated Warbler

Bachmans Sparrow

Bald Eagle

Florida Shrub Jay


Sandhill Crane

Semi-p Sand

Reddish Egret

Great Blue Heron

Least Bittern

Snowy Egret

Tri-coloured & Green Heron

Wild Turkey
Northern Mockingbird

Mottled Duck

Rocky Raccoon

Red-winged Blackbird

Wood Duck