This past week, we have been doing marathon birdwatching. We travelled to 4 World Birding Centers and a nature sanctuary. In total we spotted about 115 species of birds.
After picking up our friends, Susan and David, from the airport last week, we immediately headed over to Sabal Palm Sanctuary to see what we could see.
On our way into the centre to pay our fee, we noticed a spotting scope trained on a Sabal palm tree. It was mama great horned owl on her nest.
This shrub was in flower but I have yet to figure out the shrub or flower's name.
These white poppies grow on a very thistle-like stem and leaves.
On another day we headed over to the World Birding Center and the convention centre. The tide was low and the light was right.
This reddish egret was all fluffed up.
At the wetlands we spotted this thrasher. I didn't get very good photos because he was behind some twigs. It did have an interesting series of calls. It is either a long-billed or curve-billed thrasher. Identification is pending.
Near the end of the tram tour, we spotted this roadrunner. I did not hear him 'beep'.