Nest at South Lake Howard Park 2 years ago.
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31 KJV)
On the way to town today, we stopped by the South Lake Howard Nature Park again for just a few minutes. (15) It was a beautiful day. Surprised how few in number the birds were, but the variety of birds wasn’t bad. In the 15 minutes we were able to see the following:
Osprey, Little Blue Heron, Great Egret, 6 White Ibises flying by, Common Moorhens, Boat-tailed Grackles, Quakers (Monk Parakeets – they have a big nest there), Blue Jay, 3 Mockingbirds, Northern Cardinal, Palm Warblers and a black and light colored Warbler-not a Black-and-White though, Mr and Mrs Wood Duck swimming by, and up on the tower both Mr and Mrs Bald Eagle were perched. (They have a nest in the park) and a White Ibis on the ground walking around with the reddest legs and beak I have ever seen. Spring is definitely in the air here in Central Florida. Oh, yes, there was a nice sized alligator sunning on the bank. No camera with us unfortunately.
Also, I am still kicking up dust behind the scenes on updating the Birds of the World pages. It was a busy week-end and I didn’t get much done on it. See – Updating the Birds of the World Again 2/24/11 .
I am working on the Herons and have finished these Families since the last update:
- Apterygidae – Kiwis
- Megapodiidae – Megapodes
- Cracidae – Chachalacas, Curassows & Guans
- Numididae – Guineafowl
- Odontophoridae – New World Quail
- Phasianidae – Pheasants, Fowl & Allies
- Anhimidae – Screamers
- Anseranatidae – Magpie Goose
- Anatidae – Ducks, Geese & Swans
- Gaviidae – Loons
- Spheniscidae – Penguins
- Diomedeidae – Albatrosses
- Procellariidae – Petrels, Shearwaters
- Hydrobatidae – Storm Petrels
- Pelecanoididae – Diving Petrels
- Podicipedidae – Grebes
- Phoenicopteridae – Flamingos
- Phaethontidae – Tropicbirds
- Ciconiidae – Storks
- Threskiornithidae – Ibises, Spoonbills
As I have been working on the pages, I have been adding new photos of some of the missing birds. It is taking longer, but hope to make more species viewable.
Update – 3/17/11: