Limpkins are brown and white birds with a very loud piercing call. They are a tropical wetland bird that resembles herons and egrets, however they are more closely related to rails and cranes.
The Belted Kingfisher is a large stocky fish-eating bird with a high pitched call. They are blue-gray and white, however the female has a chestnut colored band around the belly and along the flanks that are not evident in the male.
The Florida Scrub-Jay can only be found in…you guessed it….Florida. They have a flat untufted head similar to the California Scrub-Jay.
The Glossy Ibis looks black however if you have a good pair of binoculars, you will be able to see deep maroon, emerald, bronze and violet feathers.
Tricolored Herons are slender birds with feathers of blue-gray, lavender and white. The white belly and stripe going up to the neck sets it apart from other herons.
The Purple Gallinule is one of the most colorful birds in North America. They are found in the southernmost part of the United States, along the coasts of Mexico, South America and throughout Central America.
Week #42 challenge is Birds you have seen in the past two weeks. We spent the whole day looking for the American Flamingo with NO SUCCESS. The bird had been seen for 4 days straight prior to our trip.
The male House Finch and Purple Finch are very similar and can be hard to identify. Both can be a light to dark red in color.
The Snowy Egret was one of the most hunted birds in the late 1800’s for their elegant feathers to adorn the most fashionable ladies hats.
We always pack our folding chairs and folding tables with us so we can make a picnic anywhere. We are very creative when it comes to being outside and one with nature.