On Friday, December 16th, I participated for the first time in the Magnolia/Lake Columbia Christmas Bird Count. This was a good day for surveying birds. There was minor winds, overcast, and cold but not too cold. 1,159 more words
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CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)
Favors insects but does eat fruits and seeds. Secretive. Non-breeding in Florida.
Shown on Florida Native Plant: In… 23 more words
The Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) is another species well-known to North American birders. It gets its name from its mewing call. It’s very hard to spot as it moves slowly through its preferred habitat of thick bushes, but today a bird whose presence in my garden I have suspected for a couple of weeks finally revealed itself. 135 more words
The beautiful White Hawk (Pseudastur albicollis) is not a species that I expect to see here on the Turrialba Volcano slope. It’s a reasonably common species in the lowlands on both coasts but it needs mature forest and supposedly is rarely seen above 1200 m. 218 more words