How quiet was it today? So quiet that Andrew spent 2 1/2 hours clearing Primrose Willow down by the lake. We did eventually net a couple of Gray Catbirds and it was a very pretty morning.
A little later we had a Carolina Wren and a Ruby-crowned Kinglet in Net 2 behind the table. The last we had was a male but this is a lovely female.
American Alligators have been scarce for a while. Once the sunlight made it over the trees and small one climbed out of the neighbors pond to warm up.
Now that the river levels have lowered the Limpkin pair is constantly moving up from the lake to feed. They are basically oblivious to our wanderings. So much so that you have to back up to get a little of the bird in a photograph.
Our last bird captured was a House Wren.
Andrew swung through Maitland Center to see if our Winter friends had returned. Indeed, 6 Hooded Mergansers were feeding in the parking area pond. They will stay here until the Spring.
At the same pond there is almost always an Anhinga getting all cranky that you stopped to take a picture. So, she gets his taken, too!
Hopefully we can have more activity next week. Goldfinches are back and other warblers are around. Just need them where we are.
Next (planned) Banding Day: Sunday, December 4th.
All nets will be opened by 6:35 A.M.