Best turn out I have seen in recent years. Roughly 30 birders showed up for the Viera Wetlands drive about. Highlights included a Great Horned Owl, Snipes, and a Solitary Sandpiper (thanks to Dave Simpson). After the wetlands drive, the gang went to the Pizza Gallery where Rochelle hosted a well planned out social hour that drew in 35 birders. SCAS provided free pizza and sodas along with door prizes and raffles. A fun time was had by all. Definitely worth a repeat!!
Thanks Rochelle for all your hard work and thanks to David for keep the the field trip list.
Great Horned Owl
Great Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron
Sandhill Crane — Three different nests!
Solitary Sandpiper — Small yellowlegs-like sandpiper with conspicuous white eye ring and barred outer tail feathers. Kept to the muddy edges. Often bobbing it’s tail and head in a manner suggestive of Spotted Sandpiper.
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)