|Cuban Anole seen at Six-Mile Cypress Preserve|
Spring migration has come to a screeching halt. We had a very nice land-fall a couple of weeks ago, but weather patterns have largely pushed the migrates to the west of Florida. Even a visit today by the Calusa Bird Club to the migrate hot spot at Fort DeSoto, in Pinellas County, as reported by Vince McGrath, only yielded a couple of passerine migrants.
|Gray Catbird at Six-Mile Cypress Preserve|
At Six-Mile Cypress Slough Preserve today we , Ron Bishop and Walt Wintondid find a Northern Waterthrush and lots of Gray Catbirds. But mostly we found the expected natives like Carolina Wrens and Northern Cardinals.
|Northern Cardinal at Six-Mile Cypress Preserve|
|Carolina Wren at Six-Mile Cypress Preserve|
We still have a lot of interesting birds that are seen year round. Here are a few.
|Black-crowned Night-Heron at Six=Mile Cypress Preserve|
|Green Heron at Six-Mile Cypress Preserve|
|Male Wood Duck seen near the airport|
|Florida Scrub Jay found in Leigh Acres. Our only Florida endemic species|
|Male Snail Kite seen near Harns Marsh|
|The very common Boat-tailed Grackle|
|Our State Bird - The Northern Mockingbird|
|Burrowing Owl dozing in Cape Coral|
|The Eurasian Collared Dove is also a very common species|
|This Monk Parakeet was collecting nesting materials in Cape Coral|
|This strange looking duck appears to be a cross between a feral Muscovy Duck|
and some sort of domesticated duck
|This Blue Jay was seen at Six-Mile Cypress Preserve|