|Ibis and Greylag Geese at Kendall Baptist|
We passed through
where we added Common Myna to
our exotics list of birds. There is a long list of exotics living in the Florida
area and this was our next leg on the trip. We made the required visit to the Kendall
campus and the neighborhood to the north.
We actually found only a few species of exotics here to include the
large flock of Mitred Parakeets that reside here and several Miami Muscovy
ducks and a family of Egyptian Geese. We did add a pair of Coopers Hawks too.
that reside here and several
Next we visited the Coral
Gables campus of the . A couple of years ago we had an excellent
experience here. Today we had to work a
bit harder to find and succeed in finding a large flock of Red-masked Parakeets
was seen. Not much else was seen. University
With rain moving-in we elected to cut the day short to one last stop. Caribbean Cave Swallows were reported nesting in over-passes across the Snapper Canal in Kendall. We headed over the intersection of SW 72 St and Snapper Creek Drive. At first it appeared to be another miss. But then one appeared, then another, then a couple more as they zipped in and out of the under-pass. From here we ended the trip and headed back to Ft Myers. But I'd say I need to revisit Dade County.
|A juvenile Cave Swallow|