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  • Vivian
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    #3 - Living in the Tampa Bay Area in Florida, in the 80s and 90s, I used to always mark the beginning of early spring when I heard the annual call of the Eastern Whip-poor-will.  I haven’t heard the call of the Whip-poor-will since the early 2000s and it saddens me that Florida’s loss of habitat and byproducts of suburban lawns have driven away this wonderful bird. #4 - Birdwatching has opened a new world of learning and community, and I plan to become active in my local Audubon chapter.
  • Vivian
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    #1 - I observed a palm warbler poking at orange and red small flowers of milkweed this afternoon.  I couldn’t tell if it was enjoying nectar or finding small insects. #2 - Boat tailed grackles remain at the feeder spreading seeds for others to enjoy on the ground, such as mourning doves.  Northern cardinals pick up sunflower seeds at the feeder, jump around nearby branches, and return to the feeder several times before flying away. #3- I recently learned to identify the song of a winter visitor, the palm warbler.  I can readily identify the boat tailed grackle, northern cardinal, blue jay, northern mockingbird bird, anhinga, and great blue heron (birds frequently observed in my backyard).
  • Vivian
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    As a Florida resident, I am used to seeing Sandhill Cranes year around.  I was surprised to see how far north Sandhills migrate and Florida is special in that we have a year around population.
  • Vivian
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    FAD2A2A4-9515-4F62-8CA2-74989DB1FA05DF9D0420-DAE5-484E-9250-1BF3D1BBE371Greetings from Florida!  I had a rare visit from a Roseate Spoonbill and attempted to catch a quick photo.  The Great Egret is a regular visitor, but a joy to watch just the same.
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