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Mar 15, 2015 - Sunny Sunday

Date: March 15, 2015 Weather: sunny Temperature: start 56º High 74º Wildlife count: Gator, Cottontail rabbit Year List: 192 Birds: Red-winged Blackbird, House Sparrow, Turkey Vulture, Northern Mockingbird, Northern Harrier, Eastern Meadowlark, Great Egret, Neo-tropic Cormorant, Boat-tailed Grackle, Common Grackle, American Pipit, Killdeer, Savannah Sparrow, Lesser & Greater Yellowlegs, Pectoral Sandpiper, Black-necked Stilt, Northern Shoveler, Great Blue Heron, Green-winged & Blue-winged Teal, Gadwall, Tri-colored Heron, Little Blue Heron,...

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Mar 14, 2015 - Early bird gets the pictures...

Date: March 14, 2015 Weather: sunny - whoopee Temperature: start 55º High 74º Wildlife count: Alligators, Anole, Red-eared Slider, Nutria, Snake Year List: 191; Life List: 491 Birds: Fulvous Whistling Duck, Greater White-fronted Geese, Snow Geese, Mottled Duck, Canvasback, Gadwall, Blue-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Neo-tropic Cormorant, Anhinga, Brown Pelican, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Little Blue Heron, Tri-colored Heron,...

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Mar 13, 2015 - Heavy Birding

Date: March 13, 2015 Weather: a few moments of sunshine in the clouds and drizzle Temperature: start 58º High 69º Wildlife count: River Otter, Lizard Year List: 187 Birds: Gadwall, Blue-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Neo-tropic & Double-crested Cormorant, Brown Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Little Blue Heron, Tri-colored Heron, Yellow-crowned Night Heron, Black-crowned Night Heron, White Ibis, White-faced Ibis, Roseate Spoonbill, Black & Turkey...

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Mar 12, 2015 - Errand day

Date: March 12, 2015 Weather: rain Temperature: start 56º High 64º Wildlife count: White-tailed Deer Year List: 187 Birds: Red-winged Blackbird, Red-tailed Hawk, Killdeer, Eastern Meadowlark, Boat-tailed Grackle, Common Grackle, European Starling, White-faced and White Ibis, American Coot, Mourning Dove, Great Egret, Turkey & Black Vulture, Neo-tropic Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, American Crow, American Robin, Northern Cardinal, American Kestrel, Northern Harrier, Belted Kingfisher, Ducks (sp) A lazy, slow start to the morning felt good. We...

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Mar 11, 2015 - Birding Bolivar

Date: March 11, 2015 Weather: rain Temperature: start 56º High 59º Wildlife count: Year List: 187 Birds: Mottled Duck, Blue-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Pied-billed Grebe, Neo-tropic Cormorant, American White and Brown Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Roseate Spoonbill, Osprey, Red-tailed Hawk, Black-bellied Plover, Semipalmated Plover, Piping Plover, Killdeer, Willet, Ruddy Turnstone, Laughing Gull, Herring Gull, Caspian Tern, Forster’s Tern, Royal Tern, Rock Pigeon, Eurasian-collared Dove, Mourning Dove, Belted...

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Mar 10, 2015 - VC on Spring Break

Date: March 10, 2015 Weather: cloudy, a few drips Temperature: start 56º High 59º Wildlife count: Red Squirrels Year List: 180 Birds: Northern Cardinal, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Common Grackle, American Kestrel, Red-tailed Hawks, Northern Harriers, Blue Jay, American Robin, White-faced Ibis, White Ibis, Killdeer, Boat-tailed Grackle, Red-winged Blackbirds. Even though it was a cloudy day, there were over 30 visitors in the VC, a lot of young moms and kids. It is spring...

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Mar 9, 2015 - Worked the VIS and rain

Date: March 9, 2015 Weather: rain most of the day Temperature: start 52º High 62º Wildlife count: Bobcat Year List: 180 Birds: Blue-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, Pied-billed Grebe, Neo-tropic Cormorant, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, White & White-faced Ibis, White-tailed Kite, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Common Gallinule, American Coot, Killdeer, Tern (sp), Belted Kingfisher, Crested Caracara, American Kestrel, Loggerhead Shrike, Purple Martin, Tree Swallow, Sedge Wren, Northern Mockingbird,...

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Mar 8, 2015 - Worship and rain

Date: March 9, 2015 Weather: cloudy early, rain from noon on Temperature: start 52º High 56º Wildlife count: Year List: 178 Birds: Loggerhead Shrike With the advent of Daylight Savings Time, we slept in – it was dark this morning. Church here does not begin until 10:45, so we had a lazy morning. Worship was excellent – good music, friendly folks and an excellent message. Jim rode with us and we shared lunch at Chelsea’s. The rain began as we arrived back at the campground, so we hibernated – a quiet afternoon curled up with a book – I...

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Mar 7, 2015 - Bird survey and dinner out

Date: March 7, 2015 Weather: partly sunny – saw the moon set and sunrise this morning Temperature: start 40º High º Wildlife count: Nutria, Bobcat Year List: 178; Life List: 490 Birds: White Ibis, White-faced Ibis, Northern Cardinal, White-tailed Kite, Snowy Egret, Great Blue Heron, Meadowlark, Red-winged Blackbird, Red-tailed Hawk, Wilson’s Snipe, Northern Harrier, Killdeer, Mourning Dove, American Coot, Ring-necked Duck, Northern Shoveler, Mottled Duck, Tree Swallow, Neo-tropic Cormorant, Common Gallinule, Pied-billed Grebe, Blue-winged...

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Mar 6, 2015 - Sunny skies - birding all day

Date: March 6, 2015 Weather: beautiful sunshine Temperature: start 30º High 53º Wildlife count: Alligator, Bobcat, River Otter Year List: 173; Life List: 489 Birds: Eastern Meadowlark, Red-winged Blackbird, Northern Shoveler, American Coot, Ring-necked Duck, Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Harrier, Turkey Vulture, Neo-tropic Cormorant, Pied-billed Grebe, Blue-winged Teal, Black-necked Stilt, Gadwall, Common Gallinule, Snowy Egret, White Ibis, Brown Pelican, White Pelican, Eastern Phoebe, Tree Swallow, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Black-bellied...

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Mar 5, 2015 - A stay-at-home day

Date: March 5, 2015 Weather: cloudy am, sunny pm; very windy Temperature: start 40º High 46º Wildlife count: Year List: 169 Birds: Red-winged Blackbird, Northern Cardinal, American Coot, Mottled Duck, Snowy Egret, Greater White-fronted Goose, Northern Harrier, American Kestrel, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Eastern Meadowlark, Northern Mockingbird, Eastern Phoebe, Savannah Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Turkey Vulture, Pine Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Mourning Dove, Great Blue Heron, Red-tailed Hawk, Belted Kingfisher, Swallow-tailed Kite,...

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Mar 4, 2015 - VIS - out on the deck

Date: March 4, 2015 Weather: a fair amount of sunshine Temperature: start 67º High 75º Wildlife count: Bobcat, Alligator Year List: 168 Birds: Greater White-fronted Goose, Snow Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mottled Duck, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Blue-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Neotropic Cormorant, American White Pelican, Brown Pelican, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Little Blue Heron, Great Blue Heron, Tri-colored Heron, White Ibis, White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture, White-tailed Kite,...

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