I recently realised that I mentioned we were going to Florida and that I might wave my camera at some stuff but then didn't write or show any of the images...doh!
So, here is part one...
We flew into Southwest Florida Airport on the 13th November and then drove East, straight across Florida to Boca Raton where we were to spend our first few days.
I know that sounds like a dumb thing to do but we were finishing up on Sanibel Island and wanted to have an easy last day, rather than a trek across Florida.
And we flew Jet Blue - they are competitively priced with more leg-room. That extra inch or so is worth the slight extra in price...and we managed to get the emergency exit row on the way down.
During the 14th and 15th November, we visited Green Cay Wetlands (where I was joined on one morning by Lance Warley, who had kindly offered to show me around his local patch - thanks Lance!), Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Loxahatchee NWR and a park in Cooper City.
We saw pretty much all the birds you would expect over those couple of days (full list below) with the highlights being the Limpkins, obliging adult Roseate Spoonbill and the Burrowing Owls.
On the 16th we headed south to the Florida Keys for the next few days of our trip....to be continued.
Don't forget you can click on any image to see it bigger with more information.
65 Species (65 trip total).
Great Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron
American Purple Gallinule
Palm Warbler At a Rest area