Saturday, December 10, 2011

Green Cay 12/2011

Went to Green Cay early this A.M.  Alot of activity for a overcast morning , was thrilled to see in the distance a rosette spoonbill , someday he will be up close. List of birds seen  Moorhens, Coots, Grebes, blue heron, Ibis both white and glossy,small blue winged teals, mottled ducks ,anhingas, commorants, cardinals,painted buntings, green heron and all the egrets and a wood stork, some warblers didnt get good pics of them ,to many walkers and jittery birds.

Red Shouldered Hawk in flight

Red Shouldered Hawk

Tri Colored Heron

young Purple Gallinule

Adult Purple Gallinule

Rosette Spoonbill

Rosette Spoonbill  2

Black Crowned Night Heron

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

He returned

These are some of the birds in my yard this weekend besides the usual parrots, doves, and bluejays.
Male Painted Bunting

Female Cardinal

Female red winged blackbird

Male cardinal

Sunday, November 20, 2011


A rather boring day with Cindy birding guess it was the weather? Hope we haven't lost it as birders together.We hit two places the second one being Hilsboro Pine Preserve another Kestrel and Mockingbird, more action in the yard

? little bird   not sure


American Kestrel

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Fairchild Gardens

Was a beautiful day out with my hubby, cant waste a minute of this weather . The gardens were beautiful.  

Palm Warbler in the front yard this A,M,

Devils Trumpet


Giant Egret always so regal.

Rainbow eucalyptus.  have to see in person

Pretty flower

A Devils Trumpet   dark purple outside

cool lizards   look like baby bearded


more pretty flowers

Water flower

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Lauren's backyard getting better everyday

I was so jealous of Cindy when she called me to say she had a painted bunting at her feeder. also happy. I came home today while doing yard work, had my camera as always outside when I noticed a pretty green bird .Thought it was a finch was snapping pictures of it and as I moved to the front of the cage I realized there was another bird there .To my amazement it was the male. I was so excited he spooked and flew away. but saw him again later in my bushes. Couldn't Wait to phone Cindy, yea  a set for both of us.  
Northern Parula Warbler

Black throated blue warbler

Female painted bunting

male painted bunting

juvenile yellowed belly sap sucker

Northern  Parula

juvenile yellow bellied sapsucker
Before the excitement of the buntings I saw two new birds in my front yard. Wow going to love migration season this year.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Backyard in November

My backyard and canal  so far in November not to bad.

my girl cardinal has'nt been shy

parrots always fun to watch

Green Heron showed up today

The Bluejays love their peanuts

So does the squirrel

I think this is a spot breasted oriole

cant believe I got a new bird

back view
The Mockingbirds sing so loud
A first for my canal a little Grebe
A Tricolored Heron has been visiting also
I have beed waiting for this fellow to come back  a American Krestal
And of course my fav   Berry  the male Cardinal
A beautiful Monarch
My new hibiscus plant  I love it
So excited tomarrow Cindy and I get to go birding   palm beach is our destination . Wish us luck, hope we see new ones.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Green Cay

Visited Green Cay Thursday with BFF finally! saw our old friends , and was excited to see the Blue Winged Teals back. Little ones trying to dabble to cute. Also saw  and Vireo?  will research and add later.Welcome home Cindy! 

Juvenile Wood Stork

Painted Bunting  (male)

male and female Painted Buntings

Blue Winged Teal

Snowy Egret

I think a Palm Warbler?

I almost forgot to add this sweet lady my favorite bird a Cardinal (female)
There was a large it's 5 o'clock somewhere party of Wood Storks and Vultures at a near by community's lake  on our way out of Green Cay. We were disappointed there were no Storks and wal'a.