Sunday, February 15, 2015

Then There Was the Wind

We knew we wouldn't have too much time before the weather turned by mid-morning but four of us turned up to see what we could find before then. Just after dawn we recaptured a Hermit Thrush first banded last November.

Hermit Thrush

A short while later we captured a new female Northern Cardinal.

Northern Cardinal

Our last official bird of the morning was a new female Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

More flowers are springing into view like numerous Tassel Flowers along the river bank.

Tassel Flower

We had no views of American Alligators coming out into the sunlight but we did find another nice track down near the lake that let us know they were close by recently.

American Alligator

Late in the morning the Yellow-rumped Warblers began feeding high up in the Willows. With the wind gusting stronger by the minute we decided to head home.

Myrtle Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler

We will not be at Lake Lotus next Sunday as we will be spending all Saturday at the Orlando Wetlands Festival. We will head back to Lake Lotus March 1st.
Next (planned) Banding Day: Saturday, February 21st at the Orlando Wetlands Festival.
All nets will be opened by 7:35 A.M.

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