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jmeyer

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I have left the freezing cold and snow of Wisconsin and headed to sunny, 80 degree Florida for 2 weeks! My dad has a place in North Port, on the gulf side. Here are a few pictures from the first day here, in his neighborhood. 7D mkii / EF500 f4 / 1.4xiii. Some of the images are without the extender, since anyone who has been to Florida, knows birds don't mind people there! Sometimes a 500 prime is too much.

Tricolored Heron
Glossy Ibis
Green Heron
Common Ground Dove
Northern Mockingbird

Jeremy

Tricolored Heron 105.jpg
Tricolored Heron 106.jpg
Glossy Ibis (adult-nonbreeding) 112.jpg
Green Heron (breeding adult) 105.jpg
Green Heron (breeding adult) 109.jpg
Common Ground Dove 103.jpg
Northern Mockingbird 103.jpg
 

jmeyer

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Dec 11, 2014
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Yesterday I was at Bunche Beach and Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. Two amazing places for birds! I usually do the first couple hours of sunlight at Bunche Beach, and then move on. After that, I went to Corkscrew Swamp. You can seriously spend all day there! If you have not been there and are going to southern Florida, make that a stop. This first set will be from Bunche Beach and the second set will be from Corkscrew Swamp. All taken with 7D mkii / EF500 f4 / 1.4xiii. Again, some were taken without extender, due to extreme closeness.

Reddish Egret
Little Blue Heron
Snowy Egret

Jeremy

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Reddish Egret 112.jpg
Reddish Egret 110.jpg
Little Blue Heron (adult) 105.jpg
Little Blue Heron (adult) 107.jpg
Little Blue Heron (adult) 109.jpg
Snowy Egret 110.jpg
Snowy Egret 109.jpg
 
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Yesterday I was at Bunche Beach and Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. Two amazing places for birds! I usually do the first couple hours of sunlight at Bunche Beach, and then move on. After that, I went to Corkscrew Swamp. You can seriously spend all day there! If you have not been there and are going to southern Florida, make that a stop. This first set will be from Bunche Beach and the second set will be from Corkscrew Swamp. All taken with 7D mkii / EF500 f4 / 1.4xiii. Again, some were taken without extender, due to extreme closeness.

Reddish Egret
Little Blue Heron
Snowy Egret

Jeremy
We were at Corkscrew last month and had a great time. I posted shots of painted buntings. Did you get any? Here is a limpkin with a snail and a piedbill grebe.
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ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
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I always have problems with IDing these little ones. Is it a dunlin?
I don't think it's Dunlin. Not Sanderling or Semipalmated sandpiper too (the forth thumb is clearly visible - Sanderlings are missing that one. In the Semipalmated we have to see some connection between the thumbs, I don't see it ...). I will try to ID it when I get home but since it looks like one of the "pips" I may fail - these are notoriously difficult... It may help somewhat if you tell us where you took that photo. Nice shot anyway!
 

jmeyer

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Dec 11, 2014
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We were at Corkscrew last month and had a great time. I posted shots of painted buntings. Did you get any? Here is a limpkin with a snail and a piedbill grebe.
I didn't get to see the Painted Buntings this time, but saw them two years ago when we were there. I tried several times, at both feeding areas, but nothing. We spent a little over 4 hours there, then the wife started getting antsy. Here is a my list from eBird.

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Collier, Florida, US
Feb 12, 2019 11:45 AM - 4:22 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
35 species

Common Ground-Dove 1
Mourning Dove 6
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3
Purple Gallinule 2
Limpkin 1
Anhinga 3
Great Egret 6
Little Blue Heron 1
Cattle Egret 2
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 1
White Ibis 5
Black Vulture 7
Turkey Vulture 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 4
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 3
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Tufted Titmouse 2
Brown-headed Nuthatch 2 Lifer
Carolina Wren 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 15
Gray Catbird 4
Common Grackle (Purple) 2
Black-and-white Warbler 6
Northern Parula 2
Palm Warbler (Western) 5
Pine Warbler 6
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 1
Yellow-throated Warbler 1
Prairie Warbler 1
Northern Cardinal 7
Indigo Bunting 3[/QUOTE]