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2020 Bird List... will I finish? :lol:

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Kitsafari

Good additions - that anhinga/American darter is beautiful especially with the blueish eye-ring accentuated. 

 you're two-fifths to your half-a-century goal - nicely done. 

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Lyss

Thank you! I wasn't finished adding, but I had to go home from work.

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Photo Taken: 2/1/20

 

21) Double-crested Cormorant - Phalacrocorax auritus

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Blackpoint Wildlife Drive

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This guy in particular did not like the idea of being spotted.

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Photo Taken: 2/1/20

 

22) Glossy Ibis - Plegadis falcinellus

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It is suspected that the Glossy Ibis may have come to the east shore of the United States by trade winds coming from West Africa.

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Photo Taken: 2/1/20

 

23) Great Egret - Ardea alba

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Blackpoint Wildlife Drive

These are the largest of the white egrets we get here in Florida.

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Photo Taken: 2/1/20

 

24) Greater Yellowlegs - Tringa melanoleuca

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For my 25th entry I wanted to go with a beauty.

 

Photos Taken: 2/1/20

 

25) Roseate Spoonbill - Platalea ajaja

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Blackpoint Wildlife Drive

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These are some of my favorite birds to see.

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Photos Taken: 2/1/20

 

26) Hooded Merganser - Lophodytes cucullatus

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Blackpoint Wildlife Drive

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The smallest of the native merganser species. I tend to see them more often than the others.

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Photo Taken: 2/1/20

 

27) Killdeer - Charadrius vociferus

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Blackpoint Wildife Drive

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Photos Taken: 2/1/20

 

28) Little Blue Heron - Egretta caerulea

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Blackpoint Wildlife Drive

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Photo Taken: 2/1/20

 

29) Northern Pintail - Anas acuta

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Blackwater Wildlife Drive

New Bird Alert!

I have not seen a Northern Pintail before, and it was quite a treat. From what I was reading some actually will migrate from Siberia over the Bering Strait and down into the United States.

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Photo Taken: 2/1/20

 

30) Northern Shoveler - Spatula clypeata

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Blackpoint Wildlife Drive

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Photo Taken: 2/1/20

 

31) Juvenile Pied-billed Grebe - Podilymbus podiceps

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Blackpoint Wildlife Drive

 

Just like the cormorant the grebes seem to dislike the idea of been captured on camera or spotted at all.

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32) Reddish Egret - Egretta rufescensReddish_Egret-23.jpg.ac7d83f3afb01a700d0d2098a4b5a998.jpg

Reddish Egrets are only found along the Gulf Coasts of Mexico and California. They have a dark and white morph, and are easy to separate by the pink hue on their bill.

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33) Redhead - Aythya americanaRedhead-45.jpg.440b544a740f971e75630fecbddfbd2f.jpg

Blackpoint Wildlife Drive

*New Bird*

I noticed another photographer get out of his vehicle to capture a photo, and I assumed it must have been something special for him to do that.  Then there was this beauty. He almost flew away.

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Photos Taken: 2/1/20

 

34) Ring-necked Duck - Aythya collaris

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Blackpoint Wildlife Drive

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I almost did not spot this guy hiding among the American Coots. Until I noticed how different the bill was.

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Photo Taken: 2/1/20

 

35) Sanderling - Calidris alba

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Photos Taken: 2/1/20

 

36) Snowy Egret - Egretta thula

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Blackpoint Wildlife Drive

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Photos Taken: 2/1/20

 

37) Tricolored Heron - Egretta tricolor

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Blackpoint Wildlife Drive

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Formally known as the Louisiana Heron. Only found along the Gulf Coast and along the Atlantic coast. Banded individuals have been recovered in Latin America.

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Wow I can't believe how many birds I've seen.

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xelas

Wow that was one prolific drive!

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Zim Girl

What a really lovely array of new birds.  The various herons are particularly attractive.

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@Zim Girl Yes. I was really happy they were so active, I would of had two other species but one I had a hard time getting a nice view since they were right by the vehicle, and the other I noticed after it had started to fly off. So, I still have about five or six of the Egret/Heron/Bittern family left to capture, two are super rare and are visitors from Western Africa, so those may not get added.

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I hope to add some more birds soon. The weather has been very odd and not my kind of weather to be out in. It's warming up now so hopefully I can get some of the birds that don't occur near water. That would be something, eh? Lol.

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So, I just noticed I haven't been adding dates to my photos. I've added them now. Whoopsie

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