DL stands for disabled list! Effed up my back picking up a box last week so I've been out of action. Haven't lifted my binoculars at all, which has been frustrating. There was a Dark-eyed Junco in the front yard as well the other day for about 25 seconds and White-breasted Nuthatches visit the suet every 20-30 minutes! I am so glad there wasn't a zombie apocalypse or a something like that because I'd have been as vulnerable as a leg of lamb in a piranha tank!
So I don't really know why I'm even posting this because I haven't really got anything to post! Hmmm let me think. Oh yeah it's pretty much winter here in North Florida and the temperature is set to drop to the low 30s by Saturday morning. Nice. Hopefully we'll start getting some decent winter birds arriving in our area, I'm jonesing for a refuge count as it's been way too long since my last visit! Here's a picture of some birds I'd like to see at the refuge this winter. Chop, chop Santa!
|American Bitterns are common in winter at the refuge but always a highlight for me|
|another annual winter visitor but what's not to like about this gem? Vermilion Flycatcher|
|I digiscoped this individual at Fort De Soto, Long-billed Curlew is one of those birds I'd love to find at the refuge|
|dipped twice on this species at the refuge, definitely my bogey bird for our area - Cinnamon Teal|
|I love Golden Eagles and who wouldn't want to be attacked by one? About time one wintered at the refuge!|