Saturday, February 27, 2016

Florida (Part 4)

Another post at last...

These are some pictures from various places, and one of the highlights of the trip, Florida Scrub Jay.
Without further ado... photos:

These few are just from the resort, there was a pond there with some birds..

Pied-billed Grebe

Double-crested Cormorant

Muscovy Duck
White Ibis

young White Ibis
 We drove around a bit just looking for birds, we found a few hawks, which we had seen previously on the trip, but didn't get photos.
Red-shouldered Hawk
 We went back to Canaveral Island, and at a nature center there, and we heard there were painted buntings there. So we went to the feeders there and before long a few Painting Buntings showed up.
Painted Bunting

 A very strange thing for us, is that there were just orange trees there...
 Here's a tiny snake.
 There were a lot of brown lizards, but we found a few green lizards to.

Strange looking spider 

Painted Bunting

Painted Bunting

 We then headed to where we heard the Scrub Jays were often seen, also on Cape Canaveral. On the way we saw this Osprey eating a fish.
 It was actually quite easy to find the Jays, they are very rare but common to see in one specific spot. These birds are endemic to Florida, which means they only live in Florida.
Florida Scrub Jay

Florida Scrub Jay

Florida Scrub Jay
Florida Scrub Jay

Florida Scrub Jay
This was an amazing highlight for the trip, a very rare bird, and a amazing one too.

And that's the end of the post... Stay tuned for another one.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I love the Painted Bunting and the gators too. Congratulation on seeing the Florida Scrub Jays!