Birding trip, March 1, ’08

Birding close to home again today. I went looking for Florida Scrubjays at a recommended location, but didn’t see any. I also had information on another likely birding spot, a stormwater pollution-treatment facility in Port Salerno, only a few miles from here. That spot had my kind of birds: The ones that let you get close enough for good photos! In addition to the photos in this post there are 18 more on my gallery.

Port Salerno Water Treatment Facility

A pretty nice place, with a bridge and boardwalks, and lots of birds. Here’s a Common Moorhen, a very talkative bird.

Moorhen, Port Salerno Water Treatment Facility

And a Tricolored Heron.

Tricolored Heron, Port Salerno Water Treatment Facility

A female Boat-Tailed Grackle:

Female Boat-Tailed Grackle, Port Salerno Water Treatment Facility

A little Palm Warbler, trying to hide.

Palm Warbler, Port Salerno Water Treatment Facility

Never go on a nature hike without a can of Red Bull, and be sure to decorate the water with it before you leave.

Palm Warbler, Port Salerno Water Treatment Facility

The grounds were littered with beer cans (“No Alcohol Allowed”), but I suppose this is how some people exercise their dominion.

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