Today I'm wrapping up my Birding Road Trip with a couple of stops. Sebastian Inlet State Park and back to Backbone Road near Lake Wales.
Sebastian Inlet had been hosting a Glaucous Gull, another rare visitor to Florida. And as I was pulling into a parking spot at Sebastian the Gull could be seen just a few feet away. Way easy..
And the Northern Gannets I missed yesterday were seen today just off the beach. Other birds spotted here included Great Black-backed Gulls, Herring Gulls, Laughing Gulls, Forster's Terns, Black Skimmers, Brown and American White Pelicans, Red-breasted Mergansers, Snowy Herons, White Ibis and Ruddy Turnstones.
|Great Black-backed Gull|
Bird List for the Road Trip - (147)
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Fulvous Whistling-Duck, Snow Goose, Ross's Goose, Canada Goose, Muscovy Duck, Wood Duck, Blue-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, American Wigeon, Mallard, Mottled Duck, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Common Loon, Pied-billed Grebe, Horned Grebe, Wood Stork, Northern Gannet, Double-crested Cormorant, Anhinga, American White Pelican, Brown Pelican, American Bittern, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Little Blue Heron, Tricolored Heron, Reddish Egret, Cattle Egret, Green Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, White Ibis, Glossy Ibis, White-faced Ibis, Roseate Spoonbill, Black Vulture, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Snail Kite, Northern Harrier, Cooper's Hawk, Bald Eagle, Red-shouldered Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Sora, Purple Gallinule, Common Gallinule, American Coot, Limpkin, Sandhill Crane, Whooping Crane, American Oystercatcher, Black-bellied Plover, Semipalmated Plover, Killdeer, Ruddy Turnstone, Ruff, Stilt Sandpiper, Sanderling, Dunlin, Least Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher, Wilson's Snipe, Greater Yellowlegs, Willet, Lesser Yellowlegs, Pomarine/Parasitic Jaeger, Laughing Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, Glaucous Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Forster's Tern, Royal Tern, Sandwich Tern, Black Skimmer, Rock Pigeon, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Common Ground-Dove, Mourning Dove, Barred Owl, Belted Kingfisher, Red-headed Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Pileated Woodpecker, American Kestrel, Merlin, Eastern Phoebe, Vermilion Flycatcher, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Loggerhead Shrike, White-eyed Vireo, Blue-headed Vireo, Blue Jay, American Crow, Fish Crow, Tree Swallow, Carolina Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Brown-headed Nuthatch, House Wren, Winter Wren, Sedge Wren, Carolina Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Northern Mockingbird, Sprague's Pipit, Cedar Waxwing, Black-and-white Warbler, Orange-crowned Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Palm Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Eastern Towhee, Northern Cardinal, Eastern Meadowlark, Red-winged Blackbird, Rusty Blackbird, Common Grackle, Boat-tailed Grackle and House Sparrow.
Only Lifer seen was the Sprague's Pipit