Circle B Bar, 2/24/2012

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Great Blue Heron
Yesterday morning a friend and I headed out towards St. Petersburg, FL.  We got a late start, but we decided to go to Circle B Bar on the way to see what we might find. It was a pretty good morning, though not as fantastic as it was when I was here last in November. Highlights for me were seeing several Limpkin, Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, and Roseate Spoonbills. We saw a Sandhill Crane sitting on a nest, but we didn't want to watch it for very long.  I saw very few ducks; in fact, I only saw Blue-winged Teal, and the American Bitterns we were hoping to see eluded us.Others there told us that there was a Bobcat that was chased off by several River Otters before we were able to see the Bobcat.

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Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
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Roseate Spoonbill
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Common Gallinule or Moorhen
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Red-bellied Woodpecker
Here is a list of species I found between about 9:30am and 12:15pm yesterday morning.

Blue-winged Teal X
Pied-billed Grebe 5
Double-crested Cormorant 11
Anhinga 8
Great Blue Heron 8
Great Egret 5
Snowy Egret 7
Little Blue Heron 1
Tricolored Heron 11
Cattle Egret 3
White Ibis X
Glossy Ibis 5
Roseate Spoonbill 3
Black Vulture X
Turkey Vulture X
Osprey 5
Bald Eagle 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Common Gallinule X
American Coot X
Limpkin 12
Sandhill Crane 1
Mourning Dove 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
Fish Crow X
Tree Swallow 2
Carolina Wren 2
House Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5
Northern Mockingbird 1
Palm Warbler 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Savannah Sparrow 5
Red-winged Blackbird X
Eastern Meadowlark 3
Common Grackle X
Boat-tailed Grackle X


  1. Incredible photographs Scott. A nice list of birds for one day.

  2. Nice work Scott! My favorite Scott Simmons photo today is the Moorhen (I'm old school)


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