April 16, 2008

Florida & NC III (birds)

Now some birds. Let's start out with one everyone should know. This very photogenic Brown Pelican was at Cedar Key on the Gulf of Mexico.I found this White-crowned Pigeon just outside the Everglades near Homestead. Kind of a lousy photo but a nice bird.We hiked the famous Snake Bight Trail down to Florida bay where we found (among other things) this beautiful Tricolored Heron.This is a Common Myna. They've been introduced to southern Florida from Asia. I guess it's not really countable but I loved watching this bird.One of my favorite birds of the trip; this super cute Common Ground-Dove was on Sanibel Island.These last two photos are of Roseate Spoonbills.