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October - Wood Thrush

posted Oct 22, 2017, 1:10 PM by Pat Verdino   [ updated Oct 22, 2017, 1:10 PM ]

A really fat thrush with a short tail and big head...From the front, large black spots on white background are much bolder than other thrushes - Crosley, Eastern Birds


 
Wood Thrush - Sue Tavaglione

October - Bay-breasted Warbler

posted Oct 22, 2017, 12:58 PM by Pat Verdino   [ updated Oct 22, 2017, 12:59 PM ]

Most years a Bay-breasted or two  is reported somewhere in Pinellas during the last third of October  - Ron Smith, The Birds of Pinellas County

Prefers spruce on migration, but found elsewhere...All plumages have large wing bars. - Crosley, Eastern Birds
Bay Breasted Warbler - Sue Tavaglione 

October - Blackburnian Warbler

posted Oct 9, 2017, 6:23 AM by Pat Verdino   [ updated Oct 9, 2017, 6:36 AM ]

A fairly common fall migrant. One early at Boyd Hill Nature Park was recorded August 2009, and late at Fort De Soto Park  November 1983. - Ron Smith, The Birds of Pinellas County  
Blackburnian Warbler

October - Grey Catbird

posted Oct 9, 2017, 6:19 AM by Pat Verdino   [ updated Oct 9, 2017, 6:21 AM ]

 A common visitor fall through spring. Check low to mid height, in dense foliage or thickets.

Take time to listen  - aside from the identifying cat-like mew,  the catbird has a surprisingly wide range of melodious, squeaky and nasal notes
 
October - Grey Catbird

August - Cerulean Warblers

posted Aug 6, 2017, 3:37 PM by Pat Verdino   [ updated Aug 6, 2017, 3:40 PM ]

August - Cerulean Warblers at FDS, SLP or BHNP


 ....often reported by mid-August at Fort De Soto Park, Lake Seminole Park and Boyd Hill Nature Park (Ron Smith, The Birds of Pinellas County)


Check out Cerulean Warblers in the Audubon Guide to North American Birds
 
Cerulean Warbler Male - STavligione - photo S. Tavaglione
 
Cerulean Warbler 02 - STaviglione- photo S. Tavaglione

July - Louisiana Waterthrush at Boyd Hill Nature Park

posted Jul 15, 2017, 6:12 PM by Pat Verdino

Uncommon migrant (July-September)...an "early" migrant both in spring and fall.It is often detected late in February..and as early as July in summer/fall.
( Ron Smith, The Birds of Pinellas County)
 Louisiana Waterthrush 02 - Sue Tav
Check out Louisiana Waterthrush in the Audubon Guide to North American Birds  Louisiana Waterthrush  01 - Sue Tav
photos, Sue Tavaglione


July - Black Terns at the Gandy Beach

posted Jul 11, 2017, 10:37 AM by Pat Verdino   [ updated Jul 11, 2017, 11:03 AM ]

Common late summer and fall migrant...By late July good numbers of Black Terns begin to show at several Pinellas sites.  (Ron Smith, The Birds of Pinellas County). 

 Check out Black Terns in the Audubon Guide to North American Birds.
 Black Terns 01 - Sue Tav

Black Terns 02 - Sue Tav

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