Thursday, August 31, 2006

Floridian Egrets, Herons, Spoonbills and Cranes
Snowy Egret
Roseate Spoonbill
Sandhill Crane
Sandhill Crane

Great Egret
Little Blue Heron
Juv Little Blue Heron
Green Heron
Wood Stork
Tri coloured heron
White Ibis
juv Yellow-Crowned night-heron

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Floridian Birds Of Prey

Crested Caracara
Crested Caracara
Turkey Vulture
Red Shouldered Hawk
Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle
2nd Year Bald Eagle
Turkey Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Swallow Tailed Kite
Coopers Hawk
Juvenile Snail Kite
Snail Kite

Two weeks holiday. Great birding. Scorching hot. Thunder storms. 4 wheel drives. Alligators. Fat people. Quadruple burgers. Very fat people. Mickey mouse. Air conditioning. Air boats. Roseate spoonbills. Terrorist threats. Have a nice day. Stars and stripes. Cape canaveral. Interstate 4. Swallow tailed kites. Shamu. Ice machines. Racoons. Clearwater. Sunsets. Magnificent frigatebirds. Swamps. Cheap gas. Stingrays. Crazy golf. Wilderness. Hurricanes. Giant butterflies. Two weeks great holiday.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Rush veneer, a pyralid moth and is a migrant moth with varying numbers each year.

Cochylimorpha straminea

Prescot reservoirs,
1 drake common scoter remained on no 4 reservoirs today.
Also today,
44 barnacle geese
10 canada geese
3 greylag
1 juv cormorant
14o tufted duck
3 gadwall
6 great crested grebe
1 little grebe
3 common sandpipers
2 grey wagtails
4 pied wagtails
200 house martins
1 sand martin
10 swifts
30 swallows
30 goldfinch
10 linnets
Micro moths in the meadow today were 2 cochylimorpha straminea(936) and 2 nomophila noctuella (rush veneer 1398). These were both new moths for me.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Prescot Reservoirs
A couple of drake common scoters arrived at the reservoirs today and very smart they looked too. A little egret on the causeway yesterday was an excellent bird for the reservoirs.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Prescot Reservoirs. Waders on the move.
A Turnstone was the star bird today with a supporting cast of sanderling, redshank and 2 common sandpipers. Turnstone and sanderling being rarities for the reservoirs .This was my first turnstone at the reservoirs. The strong winds and rain bringing these bird down. Billy Harrison reported little egret over, the first returning wheatear and a clouded yellow during last week.