Drove the forty-five minutes north up to Punta Gorda in Charlotte, County to look for wintering ducks. Primarily for Hooded Mergansers, Black Scoters and Common Loons. Not much was seen till checking along the Peace River at Ponce de Leon City Park.
Didn't see any scaups, scoters or loons, but saw a count of seventeen Hooded Mergansers, a pair of Horned Grebes, a fly-by pair of Buffleheads. Ring-billed Gulls, Brown Pelicans, Great Blue Heron, Spotted Sandpipers, Double-crested Cormorants and Forster's Terns
Also located at this park is the