Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Espátula (Platalea ajaja)

Observ.

brittanymmason

Fecha

Junio 19, 2024 a las 05:39 MAÑANA EDT

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Carpintero de Cresta (Dryocopus pileatus)

Observ.

brittanymmason

Fecha

Junio 19, 2024 a las 05:05 MAÑANA EDT

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Avispa Papelera Menor (Polistes dorsalis)

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Junio 4, 2024 a las 06:42 TARDE CDT

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Golondrina Grande (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota)

Observ.

ingolfaskevold

Fecha

Junio 7, 2024 a las 12:55 TARDE CDT

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Mayo 22, 2024 a las 07:00 TARDE CDT

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Abaniquillo Verde del Noreste (Anolis carolinensis)

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Junio 4, 2024 a las 03:53 TARDE CDT

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Jote de Cabeza Colorada (Cathartes aura)

Observ.

ingolfaskevold

Fecha

Mayo 27, 2024 a las 05:57 TARDE EDT

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Águila Pescadora (Pandion haliaetus)

Observ.

brennafarrell

Fecha

Mayo 19, 2024 a las 02:27 TARDE EDT

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Mayo 15, 2024 a las 08:21 TARDE EDT

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Tiqui Tiqui (Phyla nodiflora)

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Mayo 15, 2024 a las 05:23 TARDE EDT

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Helecho de la Resurrección (Pleopeltis michauxiana)

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Mayo 14, 2024 a las 06:44 TARDE EDT

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Anacate Rojo (Cantharellus cinnabarinus)

Observ.

jim_keesling

Fecha

Mayo 9, 2024 a las 09:20 MAÑANA CDT

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Carpintero de Cabeza Roja (Melanerpes erythrocephalus)

Observ.

j_appleget

Fecha

Mayo 5, 2024 a las 09:57 MAÑANA CDT

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Jabalí Europeo (Sus scrofa)

Observ.

lwridge

Fecha

Abril 27, 2024 a las 06:29 TARDE EDT

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Pato Criollo (Cairina moschata var. domestica)

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Abril 27, 2024 a las 03:52 TARDE CDT

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Golondrina Bermeja (Hirundo rustica)

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Abril 24, 2024 a las 07:21 TARDE CDT

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Jote de Cabeza Colorada (Cathartes aura)

Observ.

billpranty

Fecha

Abril 1, 2024 a las 11:18 MAÑANA EDT

Descripción

With Dawn Mertes for the first part; a visit to check on the status of the Sparkleberry bushes and any hairstreaks that were on the blooms. We walked counter-clockwise from the parking lot since the main priority was the main sparkleberry patch; Dawn left after we spent maybe 25 minutes here. The weather at the start was sunny, 76 degrees ("feels like" 76), with a light breeze. I walked the rest of the trails by myself. I left at 1414, at which time the weather was sunny, 80 degrees ("feels like" 82), with a light breeze.

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Espadilla (Sisyrinchium micranthum)

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Abril 23, 2023 a las 02:50 TARDE CDT

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Lirio Amarilis (Hippeastrum vittatum)

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Abril 18, 2024 a las 07:02 TARDE CDT

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Espátula (Platalea ajaja)

Observ.

vita-sativum

Fecha

Abril 13, 2024 a las 09:53 MAÑANA EDT

Descripción

Orlando Wetlands

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Abril 17, 2024 a las 04:35 TARDE CDT

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Ciruelillo (Ximenia americana)

Observ.

jayhorn

Fecha

Abril 13, 2024 a las 11:44 MAÑANA EDT

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Carpintero de Cresta (Dryocopus pileatus)

Observ.

ingolfaskevold

Fecha

Abril 8, 2024 a las 05:20 TARDE EDT

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Grulla Gris (Antigone canadensis)

Observ.

lwridge

Fecha

Marzo 28, 2024 a las 12:49 TARDE EDT

Descripción

These guys grow very fast. I was surprised that they can swim when very young.

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Manatí­ del Caribe (Trichechus manatus)

Observ.

ingolfaskevold

Fecha

Marzo 2024

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Abaniquillo Verde del Noreste (Anolis carolinensis)

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Marzo 30, 2024 a las 01:31 TARDE CDT

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Rana Cerdo (Lithobates grylio)

Observ.

marykeim

Fecha

Marzo 27, 2024 a las 01:32 TARDE EDT

Descripción

Orlando Wetlands, Orange County, FL, March 2024.

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Grulla Gris (Antigone canadensis)

Observ.

marykeim

Fecha

Marzo 27, 2024 a las 01:45 TARDE EDT

Descripción

Orlando Wetlands, Orange County, FL, March 2024.

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Ardilla Zorra (Sciurus niger)

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Marzo 29, 2024 a las 11:58 MAÑANA CDT

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Marzo 27, 2024 a las 06:46 TARDE CDT

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Marzo 27, 2024 a las 06:43 TARDE CDT

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Marzo 23, 2024 a las 02:52 TARDE CDT

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Marzo 23, 2024 a las 01:42 TARDE CDT

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Escudo de Agua (Brasenia schreberi)

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Marzo 16, 2024 a las 05:17 TARDE CDT

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Pato Arcoíris (Aix sponsa)

Observ.

billpranty

Fecha

Marzo 10, 2024 a las 10:30 MAÑANA EDT

Descripción

A solo visit, rather last-minute. There was a report the night before about 2230 on the main Florida birding Facebook group about a possible Tufted Duck at Lake Morton in Lakeland. I decided to chase it. This morning, by 0730, before I left, two European birders had commented that the duck was a hybrid, with Tufted Duck being one parent and either a Ring-necked Duck or a Lesser Scaup being the other parent. Clearly, this news massively dampened enthusiasm for chasing the duck. I'm sure that 60+ birders who had packed their cars last night had decided to stay home once the duck was identified as a hybrid. Birders can be funny about that oftentimes ... I decided to chase the duck regardless, since it was reasonably close (less than a 90-minute drive), I had nothing else planned today, and it's always fun to see all the swans, geese, and other exotic waterfowl -- and the native species too. I arrived at 1030 and the ONLY other birder present was John Cima, who had discovered the duck about a week ago. If not for the two posts this morning, probably 100 birders would have descended on the park today. The weather at the start was sunny and 67 degrees ("feels like" 67) with a light breeze. When I left at 1230, it was sunny and low 70s with a light breeze.

I parked at the southeastern corner of the lake and walked counter-clockwise, since the light was better than walking clockwise. I tried to tally every individual of every bird species present, but it is nearly impossible given the amount of birds and the fact that I was concentrating (as always) of photographing as many birds as I could.

My camera, a Panasonic Lumix FZ80 (my sixth, I think) quit working yesterday; the camera turns off when I try to zoom in (it has 60x, zoom, which I use to the maximum). It's still under warranty, so I need to send it back. To my surprise, returning home yesterday, I found an old Lumix FZ80 (maybe my fifth) that I had forgotten about, sitting on a shelf in my closet. The exposure knob no longer functions -- a known defect with this camera model, in my experience -- but a faulty camera with a functioning 60x, zoom is 1,000,000 times better than no camera or a camera with no functioning zoom.

The first few dozen images I took today, in bright sunlight in my standard "Intelligent Auto" setting, were quite dark (the exposure "broke" in a very dark setting). I deleted most of these images, since I do not believe in editing images (other than cropping) that I upload to iNat. I experimented with other settings. To my surprise and delight, the "SCN" setting -- for scene selection -- proved to be a wonderful alternative, taking images that were beautiful in shade and only slightly (at times) overexposed in direct sunlight. Overall, I was quite pleased with this camera today -- I took more than 1,200 photographs here and at Colt Creek State Park, where I visited after leaving Lakeland!

If I have posted multiple records of a species, then I am positive or nearly certain that they represent multiple individuals. Selected bird species and estinmated numbers at Lake Morton Park follow:

White Ibis: 300+, with 95% in adult plumage

Mallard: I quit counting quickly, but I estimate 75-100 in a typically massive degree of variation in plumages. I did not see any Mallards that I thought were back-crosses with Mottled Ducks, but I marked two males as "Mallards, Pintails, and Allies."

Mute Swan: 35-40, with two active nests with eggs

Black Swan: 20-25, with 2 nests with eggs and a pair with two cygnets. NOTE: why can't I "count" the eggs or cygets as wild birds from "captive" parents? According to iNaturalist guidelines referencing captive plants or animals, the progengy of these individuals should be "countable" and Research-Gradable. Right? Or wrong?

American White Pelican: 60, mostly in one flock. At one point, a dozen or more individuals fed in a flock literally along the shoreline, less than 15 feet from where I was standing, taking videos. American White Pelicans are noisy when foraging!

Swan Goose: 1, seemingly not a hybrid/back-cross.

Graylag Goose: 1, seemingly not a hybrid/back-cross.

I did not see either of the two Black-necked Swans or the single Coscoroba Swan that were present in previous years; apparently they are now dead.

I took a ton of photographs of the putative Tufted Duck hybrid. Additional comments on Facebook since I took my photographs suggest that the duck may simply be a very worn female Lesser Scaup. Accordingly, I am listing it as "Scaups, Pochards, and Allies."

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Cigüeña de Cabeza Pelada (Mycteria americana)

Observ.

billpranty

Fecha

Marzo 10, 2024 a las 10:30 MAÑANA EDT

Descripción

A solo visit, rather last-minute. There was a report the night before about 2230 on the main Florida birding Facebook group about a possible Tufted Duck at Lake Morton in Lakeland. I decided to chase it. This morning, by 0730, before I left, two European birders had commented that the duck was a hybrid, with Tufted Duck being one parent and either a Ring-necked Duck or a Lesser Scaup being the other parent. Clearly, this news massively dampened enthusiasm for chasing the duck. I'm sure that 60+ birders who had packed their cars last night had decided to stay home once the duck was identified as a hybrid. Birders can be funny about that oftentimes ... I decided to chase the duck regardless, since it was reasonably close (less than a 90-minute drive), I had nothing else planned today, and it's always fun to see all the swans, geese, and other exotic waterfowl -- and the native species too. I arrived at 1030 and the ONLY other birder present was John Cima, who had discovered the duck about a week ago. If not for the two posts this morning, probably 100 birders would have descended on the park today. The weather at the start was sunny and 67 degrees ("feels like" 67) with a light breeze. When I left at 1230, it was sunny and low 70s with a light breeze.

I parked at the southeastern corner of the lake and walked counter-clockwise, since the light was better than walking clockwise. I tried to tally every individual of every bird species present, but it is nearly impossible given the amount of birds and the fact that I was concentrating (as always) of photographing as many birds as I could.

My camera, a Panasonic Lumix FZ80 (my sixth, I think) quit working yesterday; the camera turns off when I try to zoom in (it has 60x, zoom, which I use to the maximum). It's still under warranty, so I need to send it back. To my surprise, returning home yesterday, I found an old Lumix FZ80 (maybe my fifth) that I had forgotten about, sitting on a shelf in my closet. The exposure knob no longer functions -- a known defect with this camera model, in my experience -- but a faulty camera with a functioning 60x, zoom is 1,000,000 times better than no camera or a camera with no functioning zoom.

The first few dozen images I took today, in bright sunlight in my standard "Intelligent Auto" setting, were quite dark (the exposure "broke" in a very dark setting). I deleted most of these images, since I do not believe in editing images (other than cropping) that I upload to iNat. I experimented with other settings. To my surprise and delight, the "SCN" setting -- for scene selection -- proved to be a wonderful alternative, taking images that were beautiful in shade and only slightly (at times) overexposed in direct sunlight. Overall, I was quite pleased with this camera today -- I took more than 1,200 photographs here and at Colt Creek State Park, where I visited after leaving Lakeland!

If I have posted multiple records of a species, then I am positive or nearly certain that they represent multiple individuals. Selected bird species and estinmated numbers at Lake Morton Park follow:

White Ibis: 300+, with 95% in adult plumage

Mallard: I quit counting quickly, but I estimate 75-100 in a typically massive degree of variation in plumages. I did not see any Mallards that I thought were back-crosses with Mottled Ducks, but I marked two males as "Mallards, Pintails, and Allies."

Mute Swan: 35-40, with two active nests with eggs

Black Swan: 20-25, with 2 nests with eggs and a pair with two cygnets. NOTE: why can't I "count" the eggs or cygets as wild birds from "captive" parents? According to iNaturalist guidelines referencing captive plants or animals, the progengy of these individuals should be "countable" and Research-Gradable. Right? Or wrong?

American White Pelican: 60, mostly in one flock. At one point, a dozen or more individuals fed in a flock literally along the shoreline, less than 15 feet from where I was standing, taking videos. American White Pelicans are noisy when foraging!

Swan Goose: 1, seemingly not a hybrid/back-cross.

Graylag Goose: 1, seemingly not a hybrid/back-cross.

I did not see either of the two Black-necked Swans or the single Coscoroba Swan that were present in previous years; apparently they are now dead.

I took a ton of photographs of the putative Tufted Duck hybrid. Additional comments on Facebook since I took my photographs suggest that the duck may simply be a very worn female Lesser Scaup. Accordingly, I am listing it as "Scaups, Pochards, and Allies."

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Marzo 12, 2024 a las 06:41 TARDE CDT

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Marzo 9, 2024 a las 03:18 TARDE CST

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum)

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Marzo 9, 2024 a las 12:46 TARDE CST

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Cigüeña de Cabeza Pelada (Mycteria americana)

Observ.

lwridge

Fecha

Febrero 17, 2024 a las 05:13 TARDE EST

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Zarza (Rubus trivialis)

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Marzo 2, 2024 a las 06:23 TARDE EST

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Febrero 25, 2024 a las 04:36 TARDE CST

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Febrero 25, 2024 a las 04:31 TARDE CST

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Madreperla (Graptopetalum paraguayense)

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Febrero 24, 2024 a las 05:36 TARDE CST

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Febrero 24, 2024 a las 04:27 TARDE CST

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Febrero 24, 2024 a las 04:21 TARDE CST

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Águila Pescadora (Pandion haliaetus)

Observ.

mfeaver

Fecha

Febrero 21, 2024 a las 04:04 TARDE EST

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Octubre 12, 2023 a las 01:22 TARDE CDT

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Bejuco Colorado (Gelsemium sempervirens)

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Febrero 20, 2024 a las 04:56 TARDE CST

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Febrero 10, 2024 a las 03:31 TARDE CST

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Febrero 22, 2024 a las 02:12 TARDE CST

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Grulla Gris (Antigone canadensis)

Observ.

marykeim

Fecha

Febrero 21, 2024 a las 02:51 TARDE EST

Descripción

Orlando Wetlands, Orange County, FL, February 2024.

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Garza Grande (Ardea alba)

Observ.

mfeaver

Fecha

Febrero 16, 2024 a las 10:05 MAÑANA EST

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Águila Pescadora (Pandion haliaetus)

Observ.

mfeaver

Fecha

Febrero 16, 2024 a las 10:21 MAÑANA EST

Descripción

This is the firs osprey I've seen on a nest this season. Another sighting was in the air, not connected to a nest. Another (empty) nest was observed on thsi trail. It is usually occupied.

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Garza Morena (Ardea herodias)

Observ.

marykeim

Fecha

Febrero 14, 2024 a las 02:05 TARDE EST

Descripción

Orlando Wetlands Park, Orange County, FL, February 2024.

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Jote de Cabeza Colorada (Cathartes aura)

Observ.

marykeim

Fecha

Febrero 7, 2024 a las 02:40 TARDE EST

Descripción

Orlando Wetlands, Orange County, FL, February 2024.

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Liquidámbar (Liquidambar styraciflua)

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Febrero 9, 2024 a las 10:05 MAÑANA EST

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Febrero 10, 2024 a las 03:40 TARDE CST

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Madreperla (Graptopetalum paraguayense)

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Febrero 7, 2024 a las 03:12 TARDE CST

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Martín Pescador Norteño (Megaceryle alcyon)

Observ.

marykeim

Fecha

Enero 31, 2024 a las 11:01 MAÑANA EST

Descripción

Orlando Wetlands, Orange County, FL, February 2024.

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Tiburón Toro (Carcharhinus leucas)

Observ.

malakeos

Fecha

Febrero 2020

Lugar

Falta la ubicación

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Lince Americano (Lynx rufus)

Observ.

malakeos

Fecha

Diciembre 2019

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Limonero (Citrus × limon)

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Enero 9, 2024 a las 06:37 TARDE CST

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Naranjo Enano Japonés (Citrus japonica)

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Enero 9, 2024 a las 06:40 TARDE CST

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

kimmiepaxton

Fecha

Septiembre 9, 2022 a las 09:45 MAÑANA CDT

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Diciembre 27, 2023 a las 02:17 TARDE CST

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Enero 6, 2024 a las 04:15 TARDE CST

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Enero 4, 2024 a las 04:46 TARDE CST

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Tulipán Moteado (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Diciembre 17, 2023 a las 02:48 TARDE CST

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Diciembre 31, 2023 a las 04:37 TARDE CST

Descripción

Seeds from dried pods.

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Diciembre 31, 2023 a las 05:17 TARDE CST

Descripción

Frost damaged tree now producing from root stock.

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Martín Pescador Norteño (Megaceryle alcyon)

Observ.

ryancooke

Fecha

Diciembre 27, 2023 a las 12:51 TARDE EST

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Charrán Real (Thalasseus maximus)

Observ.

ryancooke

Fecha

Diciembre 27, 2023 a las 01:27 TARDE EST

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Diciembre 7, 2023 a las 02:33 TARDE CST

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Camelia Japonesa (Camellia japonica)

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Diciembre 15, 2023 a las 12:49 TARDE CST

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Cigüeña de Cabeza Pelada (Mycteria americana)

Observ.

billpranty

Fecha

Diciembre 22, 2023 a las 06:57 MAÑANA EST

Descripción

Aripeka-Bayport Christmas Bird Count with Dave Bowman; iNat Stop 1 of 3. The weather at the start was clear and 54 degrees ("feels like" 53), with a light breeze. Don Fraser dropped us off at the gate and proceeded to Linda Pedersen Park, while Dave and I began the ~5-mile "marsh stomp" through the Black Needlerush (Juncus romerianus) salt marsh. We did well, finding American White Pelicans, American Bittern, 4 Reddish Egrets, 5 Clapper Rails, 11 Wilson's Plovers, Marsh Wren, Sedge Wren, 6 Nelson;s Sparrows, and what I hope was a Saltmarsh Sparrow (ID pending). We returned to the gate at 1150 tired and exhausted. Don picked us up and we headed to Hernando Beach for a 2+-hour boat trip through the Hernando Beach boat channel courtesy of Sara Tunder and Freedom Boat Club.

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Garza Grande (Ardea alba)

Observ.

mfeaver

Fecha

Diciembre 20, 2023 a las 12:26 TARDE EST

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Aninga Americana (Anhinga anhinga)

Observ.

billpranty

Fecha

Diciembre 18, 2023 a las 07:15 MAÑANA EST

Descripción

East Pasco Christmas Bird Count with Pat Goldberg; iNat Stop 1 of 14. I reversed my party's course and started in the south. We walked around the lake and birded around the oaks. The weather at the start was pre-sunrise, and 56 degrees ("feels like" 54) with a light breeze. We left at 0800 and headed to the retention pond on the former Gore's Dairy.

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Aninga Americana (Anhinga anhinga)

Observ.

billpranty

Fecha

Diciembre 18, 2023 a las 07:15 MAÑANA EST

Descripción

East Pasco Christmas Bird Count with Pat Goldberg; iNat Stop 1 of 14. I reversed my party's course and started in the south. We walked around the lake and birded around the oaks. The weather at the start was pre-sunrise, and 56 degrees ("feels like" 54) with a light breeze. We left at 0800 and headed to the retention pond on the former Gore's Dairy.

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Diciembre 7, 2023 a las 03:05 TARDE CST

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Diciembre 7, 2023 a las 03:08 TARDE CST

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Cormorán Orejón (Nannopterum auritum)

Observ.

that_bug_guy

Fecha

Agosto 1, 2023 a las 01:52 TARDE EDT

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Aninga Americana (Anhinga anhinga)

Observ.

ben_tk

Fecha

Noviembre 23, 2023 a las 10:07 MAÑANA EST

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Garza Morena (Ardea herodias)

Observ.

vita-sativum

Fecha

Noviembre 25, 2023 a las 11:05 MAÑANA EST

Descripción

Orlando Wetlands Park

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

jayhorn

Fecha

Noviembre 18, 2023 a las 02:04 TARDE EST

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Árbol de la Cera (Morella cerifera)

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Octubre 31, 2023 a las 05:05 TARDE CDT

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Abejorro del Noreste de Estados Unidos (Bombus impatiens)

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Noviembre 12, 2023 a las 03:45 TARDE CST

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Azulejo Garganta Canela (Sialia sialis)

Observ.

marykeim

Fecha

Noviembre 6, 2023 a las 02:37 TARDE EST

Descripción

Hal Scott Preserve and Regional Park, Orange County, FL, November 2023.

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Muscadinia (Vitis rotundifolia)

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Agosto 16, 2021 a las 05:08 TARDE CDT

Descripción

Muscadine seeds. Top—-cultivated Scuppernongs (green).
Bottom—-wild Muscadine (Purple).

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Playero Blanco (Calidris alba)

Observ.

billpranty

Fecha

Octubre 30, 2023 a las 08:23 MAÑANA CDT

Descripción

A solo visit; a successful chase of the absolutely EPIC Gray Gull (native to the Pacific coast of South America), which will represent the first record for North America (north of Mexico) if accepted by members of the Florida Ornithological Society Records Committee and then by members of the American Birding Association Checklist Committee.

This was a return visit, after I left Dune Allen and visited Ed Walline Regional Beach Access to search for the Gray Gull after it flew east during my first visit. The Gray Gull was not at Ed Walline, so I returned to Dune Allen in case the gull was here. It was -- right off the boardwalk, with 67 Laughing Gulls, 3 Cabot's Terns, 2 Royal Terns, and 5 Sanderlings. There was nobody on the beach to disturb us, so I took over 600 photographs and 5 videos of the Gray Gull as it roosted and preened.

I did not record the weather for this visit, but it was sunny and mild with a light breeze. I left at 0907 and began the long drive home, putting 640 miles on Jet this day.

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Qué

Gaviota Garuma (Leucophaeus modestus)

Observ.

billpranty

Fecha

Octubre 30, 2023 a las 06:37 MAÑANA CDT

Descripción

A solo visit; a successful chase of the absolutely EPIC Gray Gull (native to the Pacific coast of South America), which will represent the first record for North America (north of Mexico) if accepted by members of the Florida Ornithological Society Records Committee and then by members of the American Birding Association Checklist Committee.

I left Spring Hill at 0138 and drove nonstop to Santa Rosa Beach, excepting a fuel stop in Perry. Upon my arrival, no birds were visible, so I started walking east. The weather was clear (pre-sunrise), 65 degrees ("feels like" 65), and breezy, with a light fog.

I walked maybe 600 feet east and could see no gulls ahead of me, so I turned around to return to the beach access, when I saw the Gray Gull with a few Laughing Gulls not far in front of me. I took several photographs of the Gray Gull before it flew east and out of sight. I returned to Jet and left at 0728. I drove east to Ed Walline Regional Beach Access to see if I could refind the Gray Gull.

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Playero Blanco (Calidris alba)

Observ.

billpranty

Fecha

Octubre 30, 2023 a las 06:37 MAÑANA CDT

Descripción

A solo visit; a successful chase of the absolutely EPIC Gray Gull (native to the Pacific coast of South America), which will represent the first record for North America (north of Mexico) if accepted by members of the Florida Ornithological Society Records Committee and then by members of the American Birding Association Checklist Committee.

I left Spring Hill at 0138 and drove nonstop to Santa Rosa Beach, excepting a fuel stop in Perry. Upon my arrival, no birds were visible, so I started walking east. The weather was clear (pre-sunrise), 65 degrees ("feels like" 65), and breezy, with a light fog.

I walked maybe 600 feet east and could see no gulls ahead of me, so I turned around to return to the beach access, when I saw the Gray Gull with a few Laughing Gulls not far in front of me. I took several photographs of the Gray Gull before it flew east and out of sight. I returned to Jet and left at 0728. I drove east to Ed Walline Regional Beach Access to see if I could refind the Gray Gull.

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Qué

Playero Blanco (Calidris alba)

Observ.

billpranty

Fecha

Octubre 30, 2023 a las 06:37 MAÑANA CDT

Descripción

A solo visit; a successful chase of the absolutely EPIC Gray Gull (native to the Pacific coast of South America), which will represent the first record for North America (north of Mexico) if accepted by members of the Florida Ornithological Society Records Committee and then by members of the American Birding Association Checklist Committee.

I left Spring Hill at 0138 and drove nonstop to Santa Rosa Beach, excepting a fuel stop in Perry. Upon my arrival, no birds were visible, so I started walking east. The weather was clear (pre-sunrise), 65 degrees ("feels like" 65), and breezy, with a light fog.

I walked maybe 600 feet east and could see no gulls ahead of me, so I turned around to return to the beach access, when I saw the Gray Gull with a few Laughing Gulls not far in front of me. I took several photographs of the Gray Gull before it flew east and out of sight. I returned to Jet and left at 0728. I drove east to Ed Walline Regional Beach Access to see if I could refind the Gray Gull.

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Qué

Garcita Verde (Butorides virescens)

Observ.

mfeaver

Fecha

Octubre 29, 2023 a las 01:25 TARDE EDT

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laplante

Fecha

Junio 6, 2023 a las 05:00 TARDE CDT

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Octubre 25, 2023 a las 10:26 MAÑANA CDT

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Qué

Garza Azul (Egretta caerulea)

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Octubre 25, 2023 a las 08:56 MAÑANA CDT

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Qué

Tulípero de Virginia (Liriodendron tulipifera)

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Octubre 24, 2023 a las 06:05 TARDE CDT

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Flor de Niebla (Conoclinium coelestinum)

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Octubre 25, 2023 a las 05:49 TARDE CDT

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Qué

Abeja Melífera Europea (Apis mellifera)

Observ.

laplante

Fecha

Noviembre 28, 2022 a las 03:42 TARDE CST