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Snowy



Joined: 16 Apr 2006
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Location: Staffordshire

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:05 pm    Post subject: Florida Reply with quote

Hi all,

It's been quite a while since my last post I have been so busy with the house & garden, but in May we went to Florida my Wife, me my Daughter, Son-inlaw & my Grandson. It was not a birding Holiday we did all the theme parks etc & I just tagged along with my camera & this is what I got (See Below) 42 of these were life ticks, I will be posting photo's of the birds ASAP.

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Snowy.


1 Northern Bobwhite
2 American White Ibis
3 Glossy Ibis
4 White-faced Ibis
5 Black-crowned Night Heron
6 Western Cattle Egret
7 Green Heron
8 Western Great Egret
9 Little Blue Heron
10 Snowy Egret
11 Little Egret
12 Anhinga
13 Turkey Vulture
14 Black Vulture
15 Western Osprey
16 Swallow-tailed Kite
17 Sharp-shinned Hawk
18 Common Moorhen
19 Sandhill Crane
20 Killdeer
21 Spotted Sandpiper
22 Eurasian Collared Dove
23 Mourning Dove
24 Common Ground Dove
25 American Black Swift
26 Common Nighthawk
27 Chimney Swift
28 Blue Jay
29 American Crow
30 Northern Mockingbird
31 Common Starling
32 Red-winged Blackbird
33 Common Grackle
34 Boat-tailed Grackle
35 Northern Cardinal
36 Pied-billed Grebe
37 Roseate Spoonbill
38 Least Bittern
39 Great Blue Heron
40 Snail Kite
41 Limpkin
42 Black-necked Stilt
43 Common Pigeon
44 Great Crested Flycatcher
45 Tufted Titmouse
46 Wood Stork
47 Red-tailed Hawk
48 Laughing Gull
49 Monk Parakeet
50 Brown Pelican
51 American Oystercatcher
52 Common Ringed Plover
53 Willet
54 Ruddy Turnstone
55 Sanderling
56 Royal Tern
57 Brown Thrasher
58 Brown-headed Cowbird
59 Eastern Towhee
60 Mallard
61 Double-crested Cormorant
62 House Sparrow
63 Tricolored Heron
64 Bald Eagle
65 Red-shouldered Hawk
66 Broad-winged Hawk
67 Fish Crow
68 Carolina Wren
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Dawn



Joined: 24 Mar 2005
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Location: Derbyshire

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh Wow, you got a lot more than I did when I went there. It's such an amazing place for birds.

What surprised me is the number of, what I would call exotic birds, just hanging around residential areas. You've made me want to go back again!!

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Dawn

I can confirm - Bitterns DO exist, and they are brilliant!!!!
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Snowy



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Dawn,

He's a few photo's of some of the birds I saw
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Snowy



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

& more
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Dawn



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh cor!! Brilliant photos all of them. You did well, to say it wasn't a 'birding' holiday. Nice one
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Dawn

I can confirm - Bitterns DO exist, and they are brilliant!!!!
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Snowy



Joined: 16 Apr 2006
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Location: Staffordshire

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Dawn,

I did have one day when we went on a air boat that I would class a birding all the other times I just tagged along, in sea world I got Laughing Gull, Wood Stork, Great Egret, Little Egret & Northern Cardinal in Busch Gardens I got Monk Parakeet nesting in the palm trees in the cafe area, Red-tailed Hawk with a Rabbit, also in the cafe area were Common & Boat-tailed Grackle. On to Disney World & there were White ibis that would eat pop corn out of your hand & Northern Mockingbirds. We went to NASA & I got Brown Thrasher & Eastern Towhee, on the air boat ride I got Least Bittern, Limpkin, Great Blue Heron, Western Osprey, Roseate Spoonbill, Snail Kite & Swallow Kite. The Villa we stopped in, in davenport had a lagoon behind it & the rest of the birds were seen there here's some of the other photo's I got.
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Snowy



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some More
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Snowy



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Location: Staffordshire

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I said in the last post there was a lagoon behind the villa were we stayed which was about 800 mtrs to walk around which I did first thing in the morning & early evening I had noticed a sign warning of Alligators & Snakes but did not see a thing until the 4th day when I heard a large splash just like kids throwing house bricks in the pool, but I could not see anyone because of the bushes so I pushed my way through to have a look & I s**t my self there was this huge Gator with a Turtle in its mouth it was about 13-14 feet long I managed to get photo's of it, it was nice to see but walking around the lagoon was never the same I had one eye on the birds & the other scanning for Snakes & Gators
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