This morning I was surprised to see a Green Heron on the power line behind my house.
I was at Plantation Preserve Linear Trail this Sunday morning and left feeling that it was well worth the visit. I probably saw over 20 birds although I was only able to photograph about 8.
Here are the better images from today: American Redstart, Palm Warbler, Prairie Warbler, Cedar Waxwings, Blue Jay and Catbird.
I bought a birdbath back in December 2015, filled it with water and waited anxiously to see what birds would visit it. Over the last 3 months Blue Jays have used it the most. I have also seen Northern Cardinals, Palm Wablers and a few blackbirds at the birdbath.
I have seen a Common Yellowthroat a few times but they are so alert that the slightest sound would chase them away. However today I was fortunate to grab a few shots of this male Yellowthroat while hiding behind my Recycle Bin. Here are three of the better shots.
Today my birdbath attracted a bird I have never seen before. I had to ask the “experts” at a bird forum to help me identify this bird. My new visitor is a Painted Bunting or to be exact a female or juvenile Painted Bunting. This distinction is important because the male Painted Bunting is an extremely colorful creature with bright blue head, red throat, yellow shoulders and areas of green, brown and orange all over its body. Hopefully the female wii bring her male partner to the birdbath soon.
I have seen parrots at Brian Piccolo Park for years but they were always perched high atop light poles on the north side of the park. Today I was fortunate to see 2 Monk Parakeets on a fence as I was driving towards the velodrome and skate park. I quickly parked and took a few images before they flew off. Here are three of the betters images: