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I got out to the end of Snake Bight Road at about 11:30 this
morning at high tide to see if the twenty Greater Flamingos were
still around, they were.  The flock was still due east of the
boardwalk like it was on monday but at a greater distance.  By
noon they had walked southward and were hidden behind the
mangrove clump east of the end of the boardwalk.  These are the
forecast high tides at Snake Bight for the next few days:
friday(10/12) 1:56 PM, saturday (10/13) 2:14 PM, sunday (10/14)
3:19 PM.  Here is the list of birds near the end of the boardwalk,
there were many more to far off to identify:

Great Blue Heron - 3
Great Egret - 15
Snowy Egret - 45
Tricolored Heron - 3
Reddish Egret - 1
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - 1
White Ibis - 10
Roseate Spoonbill - 50
Greater Flamingo - 20
Blue-winged Teal - 20
Greater Yellowlegs - 4
Willet - 300+
Spotted Sandpiper - 1
Marbled Godwit - 15
Short-billed Dowitcher - 1
Palm Warbler - 1

The birding on Snake Bight Road was rather routine, the two most
interesting birds for me were a Swainson's Thrush (thrushes have
been suprisingly scarce here this fall) and a Yellow-throated Vireo
(only my second this fall).  Here is the complete list:

Snowy Egret - 2
White Ibis - 2
Red-shouldered Hawk - 3
White-crowned Pigeon - 15
Belted Kingfisher - 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 5
Great-crested Flycatcher - 1
White-eyed Vireo - 3
Yellow-throated Vireo - 1
Blue Jay - 3
American Crow - 4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 15
Swainson’s Thrush - 1
Gray Catbird - 1
Brown Thrasher - 7
Black-throated-blue Warbler - 6
Prairie Warbler - 2
Black-and-white Warbler - 4
American Redstart - 5
Ovenbird - 10
Northern Waterthrush - 3
Common Yellowthroat - 2
Northern Cardinal - 5
Painted Bunting - 4

Bryant Roberts,
Flamingo, FL

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