Yesterday i headed to Fort Desoto Park with Mark Obmascik and Ron Smith to catch the ferry to Egmont Key. We met many other participants on the field trip.
Here is the ferryboat.
And this is a beach shot from Egmont Key.
Look what is on the beach–a pair of American Oystercatchers.
A Cape May Warbler stopped by to see the birders.
The star of the island was on this day was a Black-whiskered Vireo.
A flyby Northern Gannet was fun to see.
It was windy upon our return. These Magnificent Frigatebirds were waiting for us near shore.
A beautiful adult male flew low over us.
Our group spent the afternoon birding in Fort Desoto Park.
And in the evening Mark Obmascik, author of The Big Year, joined me for a combined presentation at the Florida Ornithological Society's Spring Meeting.
And I almost forgot. I got a lifer–a Nanday Parakeet in South St. Petersburg.