Recap - Rainbow Springs
Another beautiful day in one of the most beautiful places in Florida. Rainbow Springs State Park. You could not ask for a more perfect day than this day. Sixteen birders came out to walk the trails and just to be out in the warm morning air. Eastern Phoebes were in abundance. Robins, Pileated Woodpeckers greeted us at the parking lot along with Titmice, Chickadees, Carolina Wrens, Ruby-crowned Kinglets But much to our dismay, the Red-shouldered Hawks seemed to dog us all over the lower portions of the walk. One screamed at us from the entry gate and continued all around the swimming area, kayak launch. Another answered back. Our move over the the boardwalk did not go unnoticed by this one in the photo. He landed just above our heads and proclaimed loudly. This didn't lend an opportunity to see too many canopy birds. There weren't too many warblers about as one might think from the recent front. We traipsed to the back field past the Butterfly Garden and circled back by the Glass bottomed boats that most had never seen. But on the way out I spotted a Black-and-White Warbler where there was a great number of active canopy birds. The entire list of 31 species can be seen at this eBird link. For those who have not seen a Black-and White Warbler, this one came into my backyard Dripper last evening.