Monthly Archives: January 2013

January 24: Viera Wetlands!

I spent the entire morning, from about 8:15 until 2 pm, at the Viera Wetlands and the “Click Ponds” that start near the entrance going the other direction. Had wonderful looks at a river otter and a family of raccoons, as well as plenty of birds. My total is now 157 thanks to these new species:

  1. Mottled Duck
  2. Blue-winged Teal
  3. Green-winged Teal
  4. Ring-necked Duck
  5. Wild Turkey
  6. American Bittern
  7. Least Bittern
  8. Glossy Ibis
  9. Common Gallinule
  10. American Coot
  11. Limpkin
  12. Barred Owl
  13. Tree Swallow
  14. Barn Swallow
  15. Marsh Wren
  16. Common Yellowthroat
  17. Savannah Sparrow
  18. Painted Bunting

January 23: A Scrub-Jay Day

This was a wonderful day! I started out at the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail, then moseyed to Lake Kissimmee State Park, then had to get to my son’s place in Davenport where we had dinner, and then I headed on to Titusville. I’m just posting the basic statistics right now, but will add photos and a lot more information about the day and places ASAP. I had 11 new species, bringing my total to 139. New species:

  1. Northern Harrier
  2. Loggerhead Shrike
  3. White-eyed Vireo
  4. Blue-headed Vireo
  5. Florida Scrub-Jay
  6. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
  7. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
  8. Pine Warbler
  9. Eastern Towhee
  10. Bachman’s Sparrow
  11. Red-winged Blackbird