Hi Folks:
       The key words for the day were chill and wind. A Florida chill is a
nice day in most states, but people were hunkering down in S Florida. I have
never seen the parking lot at Lox Rd. more empty. Needless to say I was out
there birding away, in hopes that the cold front might have stalled some
long-distance migraters and leave an offering of birds in the wake. Forget
it. Slow for migraters, but with the covering of such a large area, I managed
a pretty decent day. In fact, I am reporting it because it appears to be a
pretty good baseline of local birds, minus a few obvious holes, but a good
one to measure the progression of spring by in my general area. I was not
trying for a century day, and I did not get one, but I was suprised to get 90
plus birds at the end of the day. Good birding.

Trade Winds-Coconut Creek

DC Comorant
Brown Pelican
C Egret
Great Egret
Little Blue Heron
Green Heron
Tri-colored Heron
White Ibis
Turkey Vulture
Black Vulture
Red-tailed Hawk
Sharp Shinned Hawk
Coopers Hawk (migrant)
Red-shouldered Hawk
Common Moorhen
Greater Yellowlegs
Least Tern (just showed atTW)
Foresters Tern
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Eurasion Collared Dove
White-winged Dove
Weaver Finch
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Tree Swallow
Purple Martin (not a winter species)
Blue Jay
Spot-breasted Oriole
Fish Crow
Cedar Waxwing
European Starling
Common Grackle
Boat-taled Grackle
Redwing Blackbird
Gray Catbird
Palm Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Northern Parula
Loggerhead Shrike
Northern Cardinal
Ring-billed Gull
Laughing Gull
House Wren
Black-crowned Night Heron
Mottled Duck
Muscovy Duck (feral)
Mallard (feral)
Monk Parakeet
Loggerhead Shrike
Blue Headed Vireo
White Eyed Vireo
Brown Thrasher
Northern Waterthrush (migrant)
*To get a list like this at Tradewinds you need to come in early with the
maintenance crew. I just ask for permission and have yet to be denied. You
bird the N-side and the S-side.

Lox Road (PB County)

Marsh Wren (heard)
Smooth Billed Ani* Have been irregular during the nesting season
Painted Bunting
Snail Kite
American Coot
Wood Stork
Glossy Ibis
Lesser Yellowlegs
Great Crested Flycatcher
Northern Harrier
Swamp Sparrow
Savahnah Sparrow
Prairie Warbler
Yellow-crowned Night Heron
Barn Swallow (migrants)
Northern Roughwing Swallow
Sora Rail (heard)
Eastern Meadowlark
Common Yellowthroat
Common Snipe

Loxahatchee (Lee Rd)

Black and White Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Carolina Wren
Pileated Woodpecker
Blue-winged Teal

Delray Beach

Least Bittern
Purple Gallinule


Nanday Conure
Royal Tern
Caspian Tern
Ruddy Turnstone
Atlantic Gannet
Peregrine Falcon

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