My first American Robin of the trip was a flock of 40+ coming into roost with a large flock of Common Grackle
Common Ground Dove
We joined Highway 41 off 29 and driving east we stopped off Big Cypress Oasis Visitors Center where there were good numbers of Alligator basking lazily in the heat of the day. also sharing the river were Anhinga and Double-crested Cormorant.
Driving back west along Highway 41 we pulled off and had a search in a small coppice next to the highway. Did my usual thing in phishing and immediately attracted lots Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-eyed Vireo, Eastern Phoebe and 2 Great-crested Flycatcher. I continued phishing and I spotted the warbler that I was hoping to see. A male Black-throated Blue Warbler! It showed well but quickly moved through and then out popped a Carolina Wren in front of me.
There must have been at least 20+Alligators in just a minute walk along the river at the visitors center and only meters away from the crowd of people.
This Anhinga didn't know if it was coming or going as it jungled for ages trying to get this fish in position so it could swallow it
While the Double-crested Cormorants had it all in control.
There were 2 Great-crested Flycatcher in the coppice
I lost count in how many Alligators we saw while driving next to the river
Little Blue Heron
Immature White Ibis
We didn't observe this female Osprey catch her prey in the river as the reeds were in the way but you can clearly see that she was successful with a small fish
Great Blue Heron having a good ole stretch
This crazy Black-and-White Warbler almost landed on top of me head as I phished it out in the last hour of light!
We must of seen well over 15 Red-shouldered Hawk on the road today including this immature in the evening light.
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