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.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.
Little Blue Heron
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!
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.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.