JUNE 2015 Visitors
Of the more than 500 birds on the official Florida State List, less than 25 are summer visitors. These are birds that come to north Florida for the summer to live and breed–the largest a kite and the smallest a hummingbird. (CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE)
Summer warblers include Hooded and Prothonotary, along with the Red-eyed Vireo.
Water birds include the Black-necked Stilt and Least Tern.
A pair of swallows (Barn and Northern Rough-winged) breed here, along with the Purple Martin.
Kingbirds (Gray and Eastern), a Wood-pewee (Eastern) and Flycatcher (Great-crested) also visit.
And two Buntings (Indigo and Painted), along with the Blue Grosbeak.
Finally, a couple of birds I’ve been able to see on a few occasions–the Summer Tanager and Yellow-billed Cuckoo.
And a few more that I’ve yet to see or get a good picture.
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Phil Graham–Photo Naturalist