Recap - Wallace Brooks
I can't say the morning was warm, but it was bright and cold. The wind off the lake was brutal, but 10 of us braved the elements. Oh what we do for birds! We also had A.B.Sidibe Reporter and Matt Beck Photographer from The Citrus Chronicle along for an interview. They were trying to find out what makes us tick!!! Thank them for coming out this morning. We had many of the likely suspects, Herons, Egrets, Woodpeckers, etc. We got good views of Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, & White-eyed Vireos. For Warblers, there were Black-and-White, Palm, Pine, & Yellow-rumped. The unusual bird for the trip was the Purple Gallinule, a rarity for the area. I got a photo, but not the best. The Northern Mockingbird can give you some indication of just how cold it was. He resembled a puff ball as he tried to catch some warmth from the sun's rays.The entire list of 44 birds recorded can be seen at this eBird link.