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    Default Orlando down to Miami across the everglades then back up through Tampa

    I birded with a friend last weekend. Here's some of my favorite photos from the trip...

    The first three are on my "to do" list...

    Purple Gallinule



    Fulvous Whistling Duck



    Black-bellied Whistling Duck



    Florida Scrub Jay



    Spot-breasted Oriole



    Burrowing Owl



    Limpkin



    Not a good photo but one of the birds I really wanted to get...Crested Caracara...these were the only two I saw in four days...



    Kind'a boring but a way out of range Tropical Kingbird



    One of the neatest wild birds I've ever seen - they've got a ton of personality - Smooth-billed Ani



    Oh, the last one if from South Carolina - a way out of range Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - a Texas bird that is nesting with a girl friend at the Rock Hill airport...

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    I have no words on those pics except AWSOME.
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    Great stuff.

    The caracaras and burrowing owls have been around the Okeechobee area for a long time.
    Be proactive about improving public waterfowl habitat in South Carolina. It's not going to happen by itself, and our help is needed. We have the potential to winter thousands of waterfowl on public grounds if we fight for it.

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    Nice shots RH. I really like the one of the owls. Awesome as always!
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    Ridiculously awesome pics as always!!!
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    Very nice. Always enjoy your pics.

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    What a sight.
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    No purple swamp hens? We need to put in for a couple lottery hunts in Florida and get you a few more species knocked off the list! My son needs the whistling and tree duck as well.

    Love the purple gallinule and the caracaras!!
    Living in Moncks Corner but looking forward to moving back to the West Coast in 2020 where there are more ducks and less duck hunters!! LOL

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    That is awesome thank you for sharing these.

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    Happy belated birthday, Ring King.

    I'm not a birder, but I liked the Scrub Jay and Spot-Breasted Oriole. Cool birds, and great photos Rubberhead.

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    Thanks guys.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ring King View Post
    No purple swamp hens? We need to put in for a couple lottery hunts in Florida and get you a few more species knocked off the list! My son needs the whistling and tree duck as well.

    Love the purple gallinule and the caracaras!!
    I saw several Purple Swamphens around Miamai but didn't get good close-up photos. A purple swamphen showed up in Cape Romain last year so I guess they'll be banal before too long. (BTW - I've never heard of the word "banal" until about 3 minutes ago - my wife was doing some word puzzle and read the definition to me)

    I still hold out hope for a South Carolina Black-bellied but I think I will have to travel to get the fulvous.
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    Nice

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    Good stuff as always RH.

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    Some cool bird life down that way

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    Thank you for sharing those. We had a pair of Limpkins one year in SC. Around 88 I believe.

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    Good stuff. But no pics of the Love bugs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DRDUCK View Post
    I have no words on those pics except AWSOME.
    Ditto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JABIII View Post
    Thank you for sharing those. We had a pair of Limpkins one year in SC. Around 88 I believe.
    I think I chased those birds but never saw them. One was reported in Congaree several years back and on the upper end of the Catawba about 15 years ago. I never saw either bird. They're trash birds south of Lake Okeechobee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mergie Master View Post
    Good stuff. But no pics of the Love bugs?
    Ha ha - it was bad - my friend's car was a total black/orange mess. I don't think Gorilla Glue holds a candle to a pair of mashed love bugs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberhead* View Post
    I think I chased those birds but never saw them. One was reported in Congaree several years back and on the upper end of the Catawba about 15 years ago. I never saw either bird. They're trash birds south of Lake Okeechobee.
    They hung out in our Refuge for 2 days. Like the Hawk Owl, I can't imagine what brought them to that spot.

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