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Monday, October 31, 2016

AMERICAN COOT, GREEN CAY NATURE CENTER, BOYNTON BEACH, FL



DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS PREENING, GREEN CAY NATURE CENTER, BOYNTON BEACH, FL





AMERICAN ALLIGATOR, GREEN CAY NATURE CENTER, BOYNTON BEACH, FL


PURPLE GALLINULE, GREEN CAY NATURE CENTER, BOYNTON BEACH, FL



RED-HOULDERED HAWK, GREEN CAY NATURE CENTER, BOYNTON BEACH, FL


TRICOLORED HERONS, GREEN CAY NATURE CENTER, BOYNTON BEACH, FL




SNOWY EGRET, GREEN CAY NATURE CENTER, BOYNTON BEACH, FL

   You can make out the yellow feet of the Snowy Egret through the water.


NONBREEDING PIED-BILLED GREBE, GREEN CAY NATURE CENTER, BOYNTON, BEACH, FL


AMERICAN BITTERN, GREEN CAY NATURE CENTER, BOYNTON BEACH, FL



GREAT EGRET, GREEN CAY NATURE CENTER, BOYNTON BEACH, FL



ADULT & JUVENILE COMMON GALLINULES, GREEN CAY NATURE CENTER, BOYNTON BEACH, FL

   The first two photos are of adult Common Gallinules and the last photo is of a juvenile.




MALE ANHINGAS, GREEN CAY NATURE CENTER, BOYNTON BEACH, FL




MALE PAINTED BUNTINGS, GREEN CAY NATURE CENTER, BOYNTON BEACH, FL

   Today we stared on our birding trip to Southern Africa,  First we drove from Naples to Ft. Myers to let our dog, Kenya, off an Evan & Tiffany.  We then drove to the East coast via State Route 80.  We stopped off at Green Cay Nature Center in Boynton Beach, FL.  We were greeted at Green Cay by two beautiful male Painted Buntings; photos below.
   Tomorrow we take a plane from Ft. Lauderdale to JFK airport in NYC and from there onto Johannesburg,  South Africa, where we will arrive Wednesday morning,  Nov. 2.