March 2015: 275 Plus
It’s taken a year and half to add 25 new Florida birds to my “life list”, but I finally did it this month with the elusive Pine Siskin.
And with a bit of luck I was able to add two more new birds–an Iceland gull and the Thayer’s gull.
Fortunately, I was able to locate all of the last 25 new birds in Northeast Florida (around Jacksonville, St Augustine, Gainesville and Daytona). Meanwhile around town I was able to get some good looks at some more familiar birds–bluebirds, Palm warblers, a Green heron, Anhinga, Brown pelican, grackle and woodpecker.
Also Little Blue herons, juvenile and adult. And a Red-shouldered hawk that flew close enough for a good shot.
Finally, two rarer birds that I had seen before but not this close–a Louisiana waterthrush at Howell Park, and a Brown booby on the pier in St Augustine!
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Phil Graham–Photo Naturalist