East Lake Toho, 3/31/2012

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Yesterday at E. Lake Tohopekaliga, I saw four Snail Kites, but there were several other birds worth some attention.  The Limpkins were out in force, and there were several Green Herons out and a about, as well as Little Blue Herons, Tricolored Herons and Great Egrets. It was also nice to see two Wilson's Snipe and two Lesser Yellowlegs, and even some Purple Martins. I also saw a White-winged Dove fly by, which I was kind of excited about.  There were also lots of rabbits out and about.

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Green Heron
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Wilson's Snipe
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Red-winged Blackbird
Here's a list of the species I saw yesterday morning:

Muscovy Duck (Domestic type) 1
Mallard (Domestic type) 1
Mallard x Mottled Duck (hybrid) 3
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Great Egret 2
Little Blue Heron 1
Cattle Egret 4
Green Heron 4
White Ibis 15
Turkey Vulture X
Black Vulture X
Osprey 2
Snail Kite 4
Common Gallinule X
American Coot X
Limpkin 15
Sandhill Crane 12
Lesser Yellowlegs 2
Wilson's Snipe 2
Ring-billed Gull 1
Rock Pigeon 6
White-winged Dove 1
Mourning Dove 3
Fish Crow X
Purple Martin 3
Marsh Wren 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
Palm Warbler 3
Red-winged Blackbird X
Common Grackle X
Boat-tailed Grackle X


  1. White-winged Dove...thats a quality Florida bird. How did you get a sharp snipe flight shot? Impossible. While I am most envious of the Limpkin (Ive only seen a handful), I think I like the Green Heron the best...weird shape, great color.

    1. That was my first sighting of a White-winged Dove in FL. I got lucky with the Snipe; I focused on him and he took off as I was getting ready to press the shutter, so I followed him and shot him as he flew.

      The Green Heron is in a weird shape, isn't it? I guess I just froze him at just the right time to capture that bulge.


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