Circle B Bar, 2/26/2012

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Cattle Egret
This morning on the way back from St. Petersburg we dropped by Circle B Bar Reserve one more time.  The weather wasn't cooperative; it was cloudy and even a little chilly, but we had fun spending the morning at Circle B Bar. Highlights from the morning were seeing two Sandhill Cranes by their nest, a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher that posed for me, and an Anhinga prepare a fish for consumption. It was also very nice to see my first Black-bellied Whistling Ducks of the  year. On the way back to the car, a couple Giant Swallowtail butterflies came out to play with us as well.

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Sandhill Cranes
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Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
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Anhinga with Fish
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Great Blue Heron
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Giant Swallowtail
Here's a list of species we saw this morning at Circle B Bar from about 9am to 12pm.Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 15
Blue-winged Teal 20
Pied-billed Grebe 5
Wood Stork 3
Double-crested Cormorant 10
Anhinga 10
Great Blue Heron 5
Great Egret 10
Snowy Egret 12
Little Blue Heron 9
Tricolored Heron 3
Cattle Egret 17
White Ibis 50
Glossy Ibis 5
Roseate Spoonbill 10
Black Vulture X
Turkey Vulture X
Osprey 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 3
Common Gallinule 15
American Coot 25
Limpkin 1
Sandhill Crane 3
Rock Pigeon 1
Mourning Dove X
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Tree Swallow X
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5
Gray Catbird 2
Northern Mockingbird 1
Common Yellowthroat 3
Palm Warbler 10
Yellow-rumped Warbler X
Savannah Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird X
Boat-tailed Grackle X


  1. Scott, what an amazing blog you have. I found it by googleing some wildlife areas near Cocoa Beach. The photography, writeup and listing are so informative and a pleasure to read. Keep it up!

    1. Thanks so much! I'm so glad that my blog is useful.

  2. Scott, I never went to Circle B Bar Reserve while I lived in Florida, I know I should have now when I look at your images from there!

    1. Thanks, Mia! I'm afraid that my photos from my last two visits haven't done the place justice. The weather didn't cooperate this past weekend in Lakeland. But a "bad" day birding is better than a "good" day doing most other things...


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