Hi all,

Went back down to St. Marks NWR this afternoon, hoping that the (very
probable) Raven I saw yesterday was still around. The only corvid seen was
one Extra Large corvid crossing the far side of Headquarters Pond as I was
scoping for bitterns, night-herons, etceteras(didn't find anything but
etceteras). I quickly discovered how hard it is to put a scope on a flying
bird, and by the time I gave up and used my bins the bird was too far away
to tell anything.

A note on the Raven: While I'm 99+% sure of the fact that is was a Raven
(the other 1% would be Crow Magnum), after studing tail shapes I've begun to
wonder if it might not have been Common but Chihuahuan instead...

There were a few surprising lingerers in Lighthouse Pool:

Lesser Scaup (juvenile/female)
Red-breasted Merganser (female)
Virginia Rail (taking a bath!)
Marbled Godwit

Also the following migrants:
Spotted Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper

A few other sightings of note:
Reddish Egret (my FOTS) in Lighthouse Pool
Two hen Turkeys just north of the refuge gate
Pair of Gray Kingbirds at Lighthouse Pool

Bird on, amigos and amigas...
Crawfordville, Wakulla County, Florida
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that is my job!" - Sgt. Garcia, *Walt Disney's Zorro*

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