The Black-crowned Night-Heron is a resident to medium-distance migrant. There are populations that don’t migrate at and stay in the same area year-round or will travel short distances.
Hooded Mergansers are resident to medium distance migrants in North America. Florida gets them in the late winter, but they don’t breed in our state.
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 flower gardens in the Bellagio Hotel on the strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, is a must see even if you are not staying in the hotel. All the item on the left and right of the bridge and the statue straight ahead were made of flowers. The display changes every few months. It is always a real treat to visit to see the imagination of the horticulturists.
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.
This was our first time to visit the Frog Song Organic Farm in Hawthorn, Florida. They did not disappoint! We picked a little over a flat of strawberries.
The last photo taken on my IPhone was the fruits of our labor from picking strawberries at an Organic Farm called Frog Song Organics in Hawthorne, Florida. These berries are so good and the chocolate covered strawberries that evening was perfect for our anniversary!