Our family drove to Boynton Beach yesterday for a wedding this morning, so I took a couple hours and went to the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. What a wonderful place! I'd been here once before 3 years ago. My main target was a pair of Smooth-billed Ani that have been seen here for over a month. They didn't take too long to find. They're such a pretty bird.
Other highlights from the morning were my first of the year Snail Kite. It looked like there was a family of 4 near the entrance, and my first ever Ruddy Daggerwing Butterfly. Here's my eBird checklist for the morning.
Okay, I can't resist. Here are some more photos of the Smooth-billed Ani. Even though the bird was farther away with these photos, I just like the green background better.