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Mar 27, 2015 - Wedding and dinner out

Date: March 27, 2015 Weather: brilliant sunshine Temperature: start 49º High 74º Wildlife count: Alligator, Red-eared Slider, Dolphin, Mosquitoes Year List: 215; Life List: 494 Birds: Pied-billed Grebe, Brown Pelican, Neo-tropic Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Cattle Egret, Little Blue Heron, Black & Yellow-crowned Night Heron, White & White-faced Ibis, Roseate Spoonbill, Black & Turkey Vultures, Fulvous Whistling Duck, Gadwall, Mottled Duck, Blue-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Osprey, Northern...

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Mar 26, 2015 - Banding Teal & Rookery

Date: March 26, 2015 Weather: rain early, windy Temperature: start 69º High 70º Wildlife count: Bobcat, Alligator, Mullet Year List: 213 Birds: Black-bellied Whistling Duck, Fulvous Whistling Duck, Mottled Duck, Blue-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, Pied-billed Grebe, Neo-tropic Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Tri-colored Heron, Yellow-crowned Night Heron, White & White-faced Ibis, Roseate Spoonbill, Black & Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Northern Harrier, King Rail, Common Gallinule, American Coot, Black-necked Stilt,...

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Mar 25, 2015 - Sunny day at the VIS

Date: March 25, 2015 Weather: bright sunshine Temperature: start 59º Wildlife count: Alligator, Swamp Rat, Bullfrog Year List: 212 Birds: Black-bellied & Fulvous Whistling Duck, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mottled Duck, Blue-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Pied-billed Grebe, Neo & Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Little Blue Heron, Tri-colored Heron, White & White-faced Ibis, Black & Turkey Vulture, Osprey, White-tailed Kite, Northern Harrier, Clapper Rail, Virginia Rail, Common...

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Mar 24, 2015 - Work VC and Skillern birding

Date: March 24, 2015 Weather: sunny Temperature: start 54º High 80º Wildlife count: Year List: 211 Birds: Eastern Kingbird, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, Virginia Rail It was our day at the VC, and much of the day was spent working with new book inventory. There was also a meeting there about a new national recreation area in this area. It could bring lots of ecotourism, but it would also necessitate more staff for the refuge. We didn’t even get to take our walk at lunch, as people from the meeting were in and out. Dinner was a new recipe...

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Mar 23, 2015 - A GREAT day of birding...

Date: March 23, 2015 Weather: sunshine Temperature: start 54º High 80º Wildlife count: Red-eared Slider, Anole Year List: 211; Life List: 493 Birds: Black-bellied Whistling Duck, Fulvous Whistling Duck, Black-necked Stilt, Royal Tern, Forster’s Tern, Black Skimmer, Long-billed Curlew, Dunlin, Western & Least Sandpipers, Marbled Godwit, Spotted Sandpiper, Laughing, Herring, and Ring-billed Gulls, American Golden, Black-bellied, Wilson’s and Piping Plovers, Snowy and Great Egret, Sanderling, Willet, Long and Short-billed Dowitchers, Great...

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Mar 22, 2015 - Wonderful Worship

Date: March 22, 2015 Weather: cloudy am, sunny pm Temperature: start 66º High 80º Wildlife count: Year List: 200 Birds: Killdeer Worship was delightful and we enjoyed lunch with Jim and Karen at Chelsea’s. When we got home, we completed 3 loads of laundry and cleaned the RV – we had to get rid of all of the mosquito carcasses‼! In the evening, we worked on printing the label for the return of a package, and the wedding service. It was a great day.

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Mar 21, 2015 - Rain, RAin, RAIn, RAIN!!!

Date: March 21, 2015 Weather: rain, rain, rain. Temperature: start 70º High 70º Wildlife count: Red-eared Slider Year List: 200 Birds: Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Great Blue Heron, Little Blue Heron, Tri-colored Heron, Roseate Spoonbill, American Bittern, Boat-tailed Grackle, Laughing Gull, Red-winged Blackbird, European Starling, Seaside Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Forster’s Tern, Lesser Scaup, Laughing Gull, Northern Harrier, Herring Gull, Willet, American Golden Plover, Green-winged and Blue-winged Teal, American Kestrel, Mourning Dove,...

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Mar 20, 2015 - Early morning rails and programs

Date: March 20, 2015 Weather: morning fog; sunny pm Temperature: start 67º High 82º Wildlife count: Anole, Mullet, Red-eared Slider, Gators (7 big ones), Mosquitoes (Bazillion!) Year List: 200 Birds: Snow Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Blue-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Pied-billed Grebe, Neo-tropic Cormorant, American Bittern, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Little Blue Heron, Tri-colored Heron, White Ibis, White-faced Ibis, Roseate Spoonbill, Black Vulture, Turkey Vulture,...

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Mar 19, 2015 - Outdoor Education meeting

Date: March 19, 2015 Weather: foggy am; sunny pm Temperature: start 66º High 80º Wildlife count: Gator, Red-eared Slider Year List: 198 Birds: Gadwall, Mottled Duck, Blue-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, White-faced Ibis, Black Vulture, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Northern Harrier, White-tailed Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Common Gallinule, American Coot, Killdeer, Long-billed Curlew, Wilson’s Snipe, Royal Tern, Inca Dove, Mourning Dove, American Kestrel, Loggerhead Shrike, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow,...

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Mar 18, 2015 - Hearing Rails

Date: March 18, 2015 Weather: foggy am; sun pm; then cloudy Temperature: start 64º High 74º Wildlife count: Gator, Yellow Swallowtail Year List: 197; Life List: 492 Birds: Barn Swallow, Tree Swallow, Red-winged Blackbird, Mourning Dove, Loggerhead Shrike, American Kestrel, Brown Cowbird, Boat-tailed Grackle, Northern Mockingbird, Black Rail (heard), Clapper Rail (heard), King Rail, Mottled Duck, American Coot, Common Gallinule, Northern Shoveler, Swamp Sparrow, Killdeer, Marsh Wren, Savannah Sparrow, Laughing Gull, Bonaparte’s Gull, Great...

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Mar 17, 2015 - St. Patrick's Day at the VC

Date: March 17, 2015 Weather: cloudy am; sunny pm Temperature: start 63º High 80º Wildlife count: Swamp Rabbit, Red-eared Slider, Gars Year List: 195 Birds: Merlin, American Kestrel, Red-tailed Hawk, Red-winged Blackbird, Purple Martin, Killdeer, Mourning Dove. Today was our day to work the VC, and there were 55 guests. It was an interesting day with several in depth conversations. We packed up all of the “Rail” t-shirts, after we bought one for each of us, and loaded them to take to the VIS tomorrow. Dinner was chicken cacciatore, and it...

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Mar 16, 2015 - Birding Bolivar Flats

Date: March 16, 2015 Weather: mostly sunny Temperature: start 59º High 77º Wildlife count: Swamp Rabbit, Alligator, Red-eared Slider, Dolphin Year List: Birds: Boat-tailed Grackle, Red-winged Blackbird, Belted Kingfisher, American Kestrel, Black Vulture, European Starling, Sanderling, Brown Pelican, Ring-billed, Herring, Bonaparte’s, and Laughing Gull, Forster’s Tern and Royal Tern, Great Blue Heron, Willet, American Avocet, Piping Plover, Neo-tropic Cormorant, Long-billed Curlew, Great-tailed Grackle, Eastern Meadowlark, Crested Caracara,...

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