Thursday, March 30, 2017

Merritt Island NWR & Cape Canaveral Seashore


Wow, just one more day and March will be over. I am looking forward to April, the springs birds and visiting my old favorite Maryland birding spots. Since returning home, I have not been out much due mostly to the weather. I miss the Florida weather, sunny and warm. So I hope you do not mind seeing more Florida photos.

A pretty Roseate Spoonbill seen at Merritt Island NWR

Another Roseate Spooonbill, maybe a young one. The coloring was more whitish then the pretty pink.

Also at Merritt Island NWR, a group of Coots is called covers or a raft.

A flock of Red Knots at Cape Canaveral Seashore.

Terns on the beach at Cape Canaveral Seashore.

A pretty sky and reflection

Be kind, be thoughtful, be genuine, but most of all be thankful! 

My thankful list for today:

I am thankful for my health. It is not perfect but it could be worse.
I am thankful for today.
I am thankful for warm weather.

 Thank you for your visit and comments on my post. Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

Thanks to Michelle for the meme Thankful Thursday

I am also linking up to Skywatch Friday, I hope to see you there.

Thank you to Sylvia, Yogi and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Common Hill Myna


I am sharing another Florida bird  and a new lifer for me. It is the Common Hill Myna or Mynah bird and was seen at the Circle B Bar Reserve. This was an easy bird to spot in a tree right near the parking lot. As far as I know this bird was only there for a few days or so.

The Common Hill Myna is a native species in Asia, they were first sighted in Florida back in 1950.

These non-native birds compete with native species for the nesting cavities. They can eat lizards, fruits, berries and seeds.

Finding lifers on the East Coast is becoming difficult unless they are rare birds and sightings. LOL, I think I may have to move to the west coast and find new birds.  I may have 4  new lifers from the last 5 months in Florida.

Thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

My list of memes for today, I hope to see you there. Thanks to both of the host below.

Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday