Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Egyptian Geese - Pembroke Pines

Tuesday May 10th

Spent my Tuesday birding in Broward County on the hunt for any spring migrant birds. Connecticut warblers were being reported as well as a  Bahama mockingbird at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park in Ft Lauderdale. Also checked out Evergreen Cemetery in Ft Lauderdale and then to Pembroke Pines to look for Egyptian Geese. These geese turned out to be about the most numerous birds located as I counted eleven at the Pembroke Pines Golf Course.
Egyptian Geese seen at the Pembroke Pines golf course


But first was a stop at about 8:30 at Birch State Park in Ft Lauderdale.  Was given the location the last known location of the Bahama mockingbird at the park entrance. The place was not birdy at all.  Had to work for what I was able to find and did waste some time in trying to turn a juvenile Northern Mockingbird into the sought after Bahama.

Did find a pair of Nanday Parakeets and a flock of five Monk Parakeets. Several Chimney Swifts were flying overhead and a couple of Carolina Wrens and a female American redstart were found along the trail were the mockingbird was seen. Was lucky to come to a fig tree along the inter-coastal waterway were a sampling of warblers were seen - Northern Parula, Cape May Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, American Redstart, Northern Waterthrush, and Common Yellowthroat.  It was just a sampling of one or two of each species.

By lunch time I had left for Evergreen Cemetery, which was located close by and had been a place were some very good bird sightings had been reported. I only found the expected urban birds, White Ibis, fish Crows, European Starlings,Common Grackles, Boat-tailed Grackles, Muscovy Ducks, Eurasian Collared Doves, Mourning Doves, Northern Cardinals and Northern Mockingbirds

 Then I wrapped up the trip with a visit to my Mom's former neighborhood in Pembroke Pines in search of the Egyptian Geese and the large iguanas seen along the canal that separated the condo property from the golf course.  Did not see the lizards but came up with the geese, a Green Heron, an Anhinga, more Monk Parakeets and White-winged Doves.

2 comments:

  1. SAw a pair of Egyptian Geese near my home in Oakland Park Florida


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  2. Looking forward to the return of the Egyptian geese. Last year was the 1st time I had seen them. They were just west of Andrews Ave on Middle River.

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