This afternoon I dropped by a little retention pond on Lake Emma Rd. The pond has shallow water right now, and it's been really good for shorebirds and ducks. Today I found two Green-winged Teal in the pond and a Black-necked Stilt. The stilt really surprised me. I've been seeing Least Sandpipers, both Yellowlegs and Wilson's Snipe here, but I did not expect the stilt at all. Both of these birds were the first I've seen in Seminole County.
I was here a couple days ago and found a Swallow-tailed Kite, which is the first I've seen of the year. It's funny how good a small, unattractive pond can be.