Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Great White Heron at Six-Mile Cypress Preserve

Wednesday May 2nd

White-phase Great Blue Heron

Spotted this bird at the lake at Six-Mile Cypress Preserve.  Even though my camera is not functioning well, I believe I have was able to capture a good enough photo of this Great White Heron. They are not common in our area, but can be more numerous further south around the Keys.

Walked two loops around the boardwalk looking for any migrants.  Did have some success with sighting a Cape May Warbler and a Blackpoll Warbler. Other warblers included Black-and White, Common Yellowthroat, Prairie and several American Redstarts. Another migrant found was a Swainsen's Thrush. Other birds included an uncommon to Six-mile Limpkin plus Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, DB Cormorants, Anhingas, Carolina Wrens, Northern Cardinals, Red-shouldered Hawks, a calling Barred Owl, several Tufted Titmice, Pileated Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpeckers, Downy Woodpeckers, and several Red-bellied Woodpeckers.

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