Saturday, December 28, 2013

Tierra Verde Birds

Word had it that there was a special bird out at Fort DeSoto. Since we were nearby for the next segment of Christmas I decided to head over and see if I could find it. Dad tagged along and we took a quick stop before the park to scan the duck ponds on Tierra Verde along the way. An earlier report said there were hundreds of Redhead ducks but today we only found a few dozen.


Still, it is rare for us to get them in Central Florida so it is always fun to see any Redhead during the Winter. This spot has them every year. There was also a report of a Widgeon being here but we could not find it.


The next pond over had a few more Redhead and few Red-breasted Mergansers.

Red-breasted Merganser

Hopefully this fog will clear once we get to the beach a few miles away...

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