Friday, July 23, 2010

Back from Florida

I'm back from the Keys and it feels like I have been constantly away since late March! Well, expect much more regular updates now... Estonia trip report coming soon. For now here is a link to my main website with a short trip report on the Florida Keys.

Friday, July 02, 2010

In the mangroves of Florida Keys

I’m in Florida on field work in the Keys. Although I’ve not had a chance to do any proper birding yet, species noted from kayaking in the mangroves or on the drive along the Overseas Highway/US-1 include Brown Pelican, Magnificent Frigatebird, Great White Heron, Reddish Egret, Tricolored Heron, Little Blue Heron, Green Heron, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, White Ibis, Bald Eagle, Willet, Royal Tern, Least Tern, White-winged Dove, Common Ground Dove, White-crowned Pigeon, Mangrove Cuckoo, Burrowing Owl, Belted Kingfisher, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Gray Kingbird and Boat-tailed Grackle.

Below are a couple of photographs of an immature Double-crested Cormorant.