Sunday, December 30, 2007
Friday, November 02, 2007
Thursday, November 01, 2007
Our last full day which we decided to spend at
The drive back included a diversion to a location provided by Gallus called Veira Wetlands not far away from the Interstate 95 highway that we took to get to
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Today we drove around the
This gave me an opportunity to look for a few specialist birds found in this slash pine habitat such as Brown-headed Nuthatch, Red-cockaded Woodpecker and Bachman’s Sparrow. The sparrow eluded me but the nuthatch and woodpecker both showed very well in pines close to the entrance track allowing me to get some decent photographs.
Supporting cast seen today included further Bald Eagles, Pine Warblers, Eastern Bluebirds and another Northern Harrier.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Another day on the beach was decided upon for today with a drive to the
The island is a lovely spot and was very quiet today. The girls collected shells from the beach and I scanned the sandbanks for birds, soon finding a sizable flock of around 300 Black Skimmers which I had missed over at
Distant views required a concerted effort to separate out the small plovers and after a fashion I was able to pick out the
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Whilst planning our holiday I had contacted a
The day’s bird watching started at The Sugar Mill Botanical Gardens in
On Merritt we drove the
Shorebird numbers were low probably as a result of water levels being kept artificially high leading up to the start of the duck shooting season. Dunlin, Western Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper and a single Semipalmated Sandpiper were all picked out along with some Greater Yellowlegs. Fourteen Roseate Spoonbills were counted on the marsh and a Northern Harrier was quartering.
The day ended back at