Here are some photos from the last couple of weeks. Two weeks ago, I did some birding at Turkey Creek Sanctuary and stopped by The Villages. The winter resident birds are coming in, with more Palm Warblers and Eastern Phoebes arriving every day.
On my trip to The Villages, I finally managed to see the Egyptian Geese that have been reported there. I found a total of eight, and they let me get quite close. They only flew or swam away when a 6 or 7 year-old charged at them (and the 120 White Ibises!) to get them to fly. While I am sure they were careful, having over a hundred White Ibises coming at you, sharp-ish end first can get your heart racing a bit.
Here are some eBird lists from the last couple of weeks:
Turkey Creek Sanctuary: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S25379988
Erna Nixon Park: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S25392872
Veteran’s Memorial Park: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S25445907
This past weekend Camille and I ventured to Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge; I’ll post some of those thoughts and photos later this week.