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Old Sunday 27th March 2011, 00:01   #26
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Groove-billed Ani still present and is presumably the same bird reported in January. It can be found at Boyd Hill Nature Park in Pinellas County. The following directions were taken from Birdbrains, a Florida listeserv:

Boyd Hill NP is located at 1100 Country Club Dr S in southern St.
Petersburg. For anyone not at all familiar with the area a sure-bet way of
finding the park is to get off the interstate (I-275) at 54th Ave SOUTH
(not North ) in St. Petersburg and go EAST. -- In familiar terms - if you
were to go west you'd be heading towards the 50-cent toll on the Pinellas
Bayway towards Fort De Soto Park --. After getting off the interstate go
east 2.0 mi. to M.L.King St. and turn left (north). Proceed 0.4 mi. to
Country Club Dr. S. and turn left (west). The park entrance is on your
right almost immediately. Admission is $3 (it is a city-owned park and not
a county freebie).
Take the main trail right through the middle of the park, past Wax Myrtle Pond, to the fire hydrant. Turn left, walk 50 yards and you'll come to the lake. Turn left again. Follow this trail a couple of hundred yards to the only intersection you'll see that goes off to the left, and then proceed another 100 yards and you're in the area.

The park opens at 7 AM on Saturday, 10 AM on Sunday, and is closed Mondays.
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Old Monday 28th March 2011, 03:18   #27
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Groove-billed Ani and Lark Sparrow in Pinellas County still and a Lark Sparrow at Ft. Pickens in Escambia County.
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Old Wednesday 30th March 2011, 01:32   #28
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A plegadis Ibis found in Pensacola on 27th has been identified as a White-faced today. The bird is difficult to get views of due to frequenting a pond close to the highway. A scope is necessary to get conclusive views. The ibis is using a mitigations pond north of I-10 on Davis Highway nr a Denny's restaurant.
A Western Kingbird was seen in San Antonio in West Pasco county. The Lark Sparrow continues in NE St. Petersburg as well as the Groove-billed Ani at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve. The Long-billed Curlew continues at Fort De Soto County Park nr St. Petersburg.
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Old Thursday 31st March 2011, 15:36   #29
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a 1w Iceland Gull was found at Fernandina Beach Marina yesterday by Brett's Waterway Cafe. The Groove-billed Ani was still present at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve also.
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Old Friday 1st April 2011, 01:51   #30
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An adult White-faced Ibis in alternate plumage was discovered today at Cockroach Bay, south of Tampa in Hillsborough County, feeding with 45 Glossy Ibis. The finder, Cameron Cox, kindly posted directions:

Directions:
Driving west on Cockroach Bay you past the mitigation ponds on the left (south side of the road). Just past the pond is a small wooded area of mostly
Brazilian Pepper also on the left. As soon as the wooded area ends look left
and there is an open lawn that is currently partly flooded just east of the
Hawaiian Isles Trailer Park. The ibis were foraging on this lawn and the
White-faced was easily visible with binoculars. Dark ibis also congregate on
the mitigation ponds and further down Cockroach Bay Rd at the pond on the right which is part of Cockroach Bay Preserve, and this bird could be found at either of those locations as well.
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Old Sunday 3rd April 2011, 03:06   #31
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The long staying Green-tailed Towhee is still present at Fort Pickens nr Pensacola. A Nashville Warbler was spotted there today as well. The Groove-billed Ani continues at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve and is very photogenic.
A singing Bell's Vireo was spotted at Bill Baggs State Park in Miami Dade.
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Old Monday 4th April 2011, 03:51   #32
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Ross's Goose and Greater White-fronted Goose on Lake Killarney in Tallahassee today. Groove-billed Ani still present. Click on link for cool viedo footage. http://www.flickr.com/photos/3295887...n/photostream/

2 Sprague's Pipits and American Golden Plover were seen in Apalachicola today.

Other scarce but regular visitors to Florida included Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in the Everglades and an American Golden Plover at Cutler Wetland in the Miami area. A Red-breasted Nuthatch on Green Key Rd in West Pasco County.
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Old Thursday 7th April 2011, 00:04   #33
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The Groove-billed Ani and Lark Sparrow are still prsent in the St. Pete area. see previous posts for further details.

A 1w Glaucous Gull was present at Ponce De Leon inlet in Volusia County today. A Bell's Vireo was found in Key West. There were 2 Pine Siskins at Fort De Soto County Park today. Pine Siskin is an annual winter visitor, in varying numbers, to the Panhandle and North Florida. It is quite a rarity for the peninsula and they aren't often found as far south as the St. Pete area!
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Old Thursday 7th April 2011, 00:49   #34
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The American Golden-Plover also continues at Cutler Wetlands in Miami-Dade county.

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Old Monday 11th April 2011, 15:43   #35
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It has been pretty quiet on the rarity front. The Groove-billed Ani continues at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve.
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Old Thursday 14th April 2011, 03:42   #36
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Still quiet. The long staying Green-tailed Towhee is still present at Fort Pickens as is the Groove-billed Ani at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve.
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Old Saturday 16th April 2011, 21:19   #37
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A terrific Fork-tailed Flycatcher was found at Evergreen Cemetry in Fort Lauderdale on Friday 15th. Directions: From U.S 1 (south of Fort
Lauderdale), turn east on SE 15th St., then left onto SE 10th Ave. Entrance
to Cemetery on right. (DeLORME p.g 115) All afternoon the bird has been
mostly on wires, NW of the cemetery as the road curves back toward U.S 1.
Specifically the flycatcher was observed twice at the corner of 12th St. and
9th Ave on the wire's.

The bird has not been seen today despite extensive searching.

http://www.hmana.org/steve/ftfly.htm

On the 11th a White-tailed Tropicbird was observed from a boat nr the Dry Tortugas NP.

A superb Long-eared Owl was found on the Dry Turtugas and was present for a couple of hours on 13th.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5621435855/

The Groove-billed Ani continues at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve in Pinellas County.

A 1w Glaucous Gull was found at Ponce Inlet today.

A Greater White-fronted Goose was still present at Lake Killarney in Tallahassee


Just outside the state in eastern Alabama a Painted Redstart was found on Dauphin Island. So near yet so far!!!!
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A possible Tropical Kingbird was found on Sunday at Fort De Soto County Park in Pinellas County. Link to pictures below.

http://listserv.admin.usf.edu/listse...F=&S=&P=171697

A discussion has started on this kingbirds identity. Follow the link below. Couch's Kingbird cannot be ruled out and sometimes the only way to separate the two is on call. Tropical is far more likely and has been recorded 8-9 times at Fort De Soto since 1998 (per Ron Smith). There are no accepted records of Couch's Kingbird in Florida apparently.

Here is a link to Tropical Kingbird vocalizations

http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/846..._Kingbird.aspx

and Couch's Kingbird

http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/834..._Kingbird.aspx

for the identification discussion click the following link

http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=197868

The Long-eared Owl re-appeared at the Dry Tortugas National Park yesterday.

6 Bronzed Cowbirds were found in Hillsborough County in fields just east of Progress Village. To get to the site take the route 301 exit off I 75 in Brandon then go south on 301 a short distance to the Bloomindale Avenue intersection. Turn right (west) at the light and this road becomes Progress Blvd. Go about half a mile to the intersection with Falkenburg Road and turn right (north). Go up Falkenburg about 200 yards and park on the left by a large blue water valve surrounded by pale yellow posts. The birds were across the road in the pasture and also feeding around this blue valve. I also saw them later around one of the ponds on the north side of the field.

The long staying Groove-billed Ani was still present at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve today as well.
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an adult Franklin's Gull was found at Cutler Wetlands in Miami/Dade County today.

The Long-billed Curlew was sighted at Fort De Soto again in Pinellas County but there was no sign of the possible Tropical Kingbird today.
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An adult White-faced Ibis in alternate plumage was seen again at Trinity along Mitchell Road. The Groove-billed Ani continues to show very well at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve.
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Old Wednesday 27th April 2011, 01:52   #41
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A La Sagra's Flycatcher was found at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton today.
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Old Saturday 30th April 2011, 03:21   #42
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The La Sagra's Flycatcher was seen today at the same location (see above post). The Bronzed Cowbirds are still being seen along Faulkenburg Rd, Progress in Hillsborough County.
There was a 1s Iceland Gull in Lanark Village, Franklin County yesterday by the Sea Boat Club.
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A Bahama Mockingbird was found today at Fort Lauderdale Airport greenway.
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OOo I could actually get there! (Ft Lauderdale)
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Also, reported yesterday and today, a Bahama Mockingbird at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. Will be there this afternoon with a friend.

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Also, reported yesterday and today, a Bahama Mockingbird at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. Will be there this afternoon with a friend.

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Nice one Carlos. Here are the pics of the Bahama Mocker. By the way you are clear to land in Tallahassee at our place.

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Florida's second Fork-tailed Flycatcher of the year was found at Fort Zachary Taylor State Park in Key West today. http://www.tropicalaudubon.org/tasbo...ges/50706.html

A juvenile Red-footed Booby was found on a Pelagic Trip nr the Key Biscayne Lighthouse. http://www.tropicalaudubon.org/tasbo...ges/50710.html

The Bahama Mockingbird continues in Broward County @ Hugh Taylor Birch State Park.

Notice that a lot of these great birding sites are state parks?

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Fork-tailed Flycatcher is still present at Fort Zachary Taylor in Key West.
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Bahama Mockingbird seen again today at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. The white-winged gull, tentatively identified as an Iceland that was found near Lanark Village recently has been re-identified as a 2s Glaucous Gull from photographs by multiple observers. Any white-winged gull is very rare in the Florida Panhandle.
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I haven't yet had time to go through and post-process my shots to verify everything I saw this weekend at Wakodahatchee, but there were two birds that completely vexed me. I tried to get shots of them, but they were being very spastic, moving quickly through the branches in bad backlighting - still, I snapped some shots that are way underexposed figuring I can brighten them up enough for IDs in post processing. There were astounding numbers of perching birds at Wako on Sunday - I've never seen so many redstarts in one place, lots of yellow-rumped and black & white warblers mixed in, and a few others - one of the unidentifieds though looked suspiciously like the La Sagra's photos I saw. Another was a very small, much rounder little bird that looked like possibly a titmouse or chickadee...but i need to go through the photos and see if I've got enough to ID them.
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