I had a great morning at Marl Bed Flats today. I found two Seminole County life birds: Semipalmated Sandpiper and Stilt Sandpiper. Of course, these birds aren't all that unusual along the coast, but inland they're a little more uncommon. I've been keeping an eye out for both species this year, hoping they would turn up, but I didn't expect I'd see both in one day. Neither species was all that photogenic though, and other species were much more cooperative.
Bobolinks and Red-winged Blackbirds were everywhere, particularly Bobolinks. I estimated that there were 150 of them there.
There were about 8 Roseate Spoonbills, and these were the first I've seen this year in Seminole County.
|Semipalmated Sandpiper and Least Sandpiper|
One of the Semipalmated Sandpipers did pose for a photo briefly along with a Least Sandpiper in the background.
Congratulations on the county firsts! Wonderful photographs, Scott. Have been bumping into Bobolinks everywhere in the last week or so. Those males are pretty outstanding looking!ReplyDelete