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Monday, November 11, 2019

ALLIGATORS, FISH & TURTLE, HP WILLIAMS PICNIC AREA,BIG CYPRESS NATIONAL PRESERVE,OCHOPEE,FLORIDA, 11/10/2019














JUVENILE DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT, HP WILLIAMS PICNIC AREA,BIG CYPRESS NATIONAL PRESERVE,OCHOPEE,FLORIDA, 11/10/2019





GREAT BLUE HERON, HP WILLIAMS PICNIC AREA, BIG CYPRESS NATIONAL PRESERVE,OCHOPEE,FLORIDA, 11/10/2019






FEMALE VERMILION FLYCATCHER, OASIS VISITOR CENTER, BIG CYPRESS NATIONAL PRESERVE, OCHOPEE, FLORIDA, 11/11/2019

    This Vermilion Flycatcher has been reported sighted at the Oasis Visitor Center for several days.  So we traveled about an hour to the center and low and behold we sighted and photographed it.  It was flying on and off a fence at the northwest corner of the Oasis parking lot.
    We can ID this bird as a female Vermilion Flycatcher as follows:
  • Salmon colored belly and undertail coverts
  • Whitish breast and throat with faint streaks on breast (see the last two photos - you can just make out the streaks)
  • Brownish upperparts  
  • Brownish crown with dark eyestripe and whitish supercilium
   The Vermilion Flycatcher is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 978.











CATTLE EGRETS AMONG COWS, NEAR CELERY FIELDS,SARASOTA,FLORIDA, 11/10/2019





NONBREEDING LAUGHING GULL, CELERY FIELDS,SARASOTA,FLORIDA, 11/10/2019


LESSER SCAUPS, CELERY FIELDS,SARASOTA,FLORIDA, 11/10/2019