Started the month off with a birding blitz on the first. Started the morning with waiting at a Red-cockaded Woodpeckers cluster at dawn for the awakening of the endangered woodpeckers, at Babcock-Webb. Aside from the seeing the RCW was also lucky to find a Bachman's Sparrow, and several Brown-headed Nuthatches. Could also add a Great Horned Owl, Northern Flicker, Eastern Bluebird, Sandhill Crane, Eastern Towhee, Northern Bobwhites, Pine Warblers, Yellow-rumped Warblers and Tree Swallows.
|A White-morphed Reddish Egret at Bunch Beach|
From Babcock-Webb I made stops in Alva for hits on American Kestrel and Red-headed Woodpecker, then a visit with the White's to view activity at their feeders. These feeders were very busy with American Goldfinches, Painted Buntings and Indigo Buntings. Also present were a Chipping Sparrow, White-winged Doves, Mourning Doves, Northern Cardinal and a calling Northern Parula.
|The White-morphed Reddish Egrets are much more common in the Florida Keys|