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a wide-eyed HERMIT thrush
2003-01-10 - 4:40 p.m.
I took a bird walk with D. this morning from 7:00 to 9:30 A.M. at Fontainebleau State Park. The conditions were fairly cold and windy. Although we were disappointed in our search for Bald Eagles, Ospreys, or any raptors whatsoever, we had a spectacular view of dozens, if not hundreds, of White Pelicans flying into the sunken area on the east side of the boardwalk over the marsh. The Hermit Thrush and the two Pine Warblers were special too.
I also believe I saw a Neotropic Cormorant. I know I saw a Neotropic Cormorant. It was sitting over the water on some stumps, with several other cormorants, and it was distinctly smaller. These birds are marching east, no doubt about it in my mind.*
- Pied-Billed Grebe
- White Pelican
- Brown Pelican
- Double-Crested Cormorant
- NEOTROPIC CORMORANT
- Great Egret --roadside
- Blue-Winged Teal
- Turkey Vulture --roadside
- American Coot
- Ring-Billed Gull
- Laughing Gull
- Belted Kingfisher
- Red-Bellied Woodpecker
- Downy Woodpecker
- Tree Swallow
- American Crow
- Fish Crow
- Carolina Chickadee
- Carolina Wren
- Ruby-Crowned Kinglet
- American Robin
- HERMIT THRUSH
- Northern Mockingbird
- Loggerhead Shrike
- YellowRumped Warbler
- Pine Warbler
- Northern Cardinal
- Eastern Meadowlark
- House Sparrow --roadside
- European Starling --roadside
Note: Birds marked "roadside" were seen driving to or from the park, not in the park itself.
*Note added Jan. 14, 2003: The ID on the Neotropic Cormorant still seems very plausible to me. This wasn't just a slightly smaller bird. It was a much smaller bird. Leaving gut feeling aside, however, I'm now ruling the bird as a "maybe" Neotropic instead of a "definite." See neotropic or not entry for my reasons why.
Note added February 17, 2003: I had the Hermit Thrush misidentified as the Wood Thrush in the original entry, so I'm making the correction now.
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