For the past few years, Joe Swingle and I have led a field trip for “beginners” at Brevard County’s lovely Enchanted Forest Sanctuary, where Joe is a naturalist. This year we led two. Bill Thompson from Bird Watcher’s Digest came along on one to help. Between field trips, I went back to Merritt Island briefly, where I saw the male hummer who’s been visiting the feeders at the visitor center.
New birds, bringing my total to 167:
- Eastern Screech-Owl (I heard it make the whinny call twice. Archimedes has been calling lately, and my missing him is probably why my ears picked it out.)
- Ruby-throated Hummingbird
- Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
- Orange-crowned Warbler