Sorry for the absence; it’s been much busier than I expected lately with trips and visitors and, of course, the yet fruitless job hunt.
I have had some exciting sightings in the last two weeks though! I finally got to see a feral parrot population… right in the center of South Beach’s Lincoln Road! They had nests in the palms and it was just amazing!
I mean no offense to anyone from the Miami area, but that city is not for me!! However, the parrots and pelicans made the stay manageable.
I think I also added the Magnificent Frigatebird to my life list and I have a couple gulls and terns that I will post on our “What Bird?” page shortly because my IDs are questionable, at best, on those.
Then, yesterday, I found none other than a White-winged Dove on my feeder! I took photos, but I haven’t dropped them onto the computer from my camera yet. As soon as I get a couple of those photos uploaded, I will post them.
I enjoyed catching up on the posts when I finally made it back to the computer yesterday!
Jo, that was an interesting observation on the buntings coupled with some amazing photos! It is definitely worth a little further research. 🙂
SLB, the juvenile heron photos were also amazing! I have never seen a Yellow-crowned Night Heron, but I am anxious to. I see a Green Heron at the wetlands occasionally. I think they are my favorite as herons go… such smart birds!
I always call the questionable birds by the name Common Moorhen, myself. I see them at the wetlands often, also. I had seen others refer to them as Common Gallinules recently, but I suppose I just can’t get used to that because I learned them as moorhens. 🙂 I have yet to see the Purple Gallinule though, and I suppose that’s another reason why I continue to refer to them by their “old” name… keeps the two completely separate in my mind; but each to their own. 😉
I do hope everyone has otherwise been well as of late!