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)

Swallow-tailed Kite

Swallow-tailed Kite

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Summer warblers include Hooded and Prothonotary, along with the Red-eyed Vireo.

Hooded Warbler

Hooded Warbler

Prothonotary Warbler

Prothonotary Warbler

Red-eyed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Water birds include the Black-necked Stilt and Least Tern.

Black-necked Stilt

Black-necked Stilt

Least Tern

Least Tern

A pair of swallows (Barn and Northern Rough-winged) breed here, along with the Purple Martin.

Barn Swallow

Barn Swallow

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Purple Martin (Female)

Purple Martin (Female)

Kingbirds (Gray and Eastern), a Wood-pewee (Eastern) and Flycatcher (Great-crested) also visit.

Gray Kingbird

Gray Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird

Eastern Wood-pewee

Eastern Wood-pewee

Great-crested Flycathcer

Great-crested Flycathcer

And two Buntings (Indigo and Painted), along with the Blue Grosbeak.

Indigo Bunting (Juvenile)

Indigo Bunting (Juvenile)

Painted Bunting (Female)

Painted Bunting (Female)

Blue Grosbeak

Blue Grosbeak

Finally, a couple of birds I’ve been able to see on a few occasions–the Summer Tanager and Yellow-billed Cuckoo.

Summer Tanager

Summer Tanager

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

And a few more that I’ve yet to see or get a good picture.

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Thanks again,

Phil Graham–Photo Naturalist

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