Ten of us spent a beautiful day of birding at the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive. We started with a group trying to get eyes on a bunch of birds, but they never stayed in one place long enough to get scopes or bins on them. Then we got a pair of Eurasian Collared Doves. At the next stop, we got the Ash-throated Flycatcher, which stayed in the area for lots of photos. We tried to find the Vermillion Flycatcher, but no luck. But we did get a Merlin on a power line.  At the lunch stop, Richard found a Wilson’s Snipe and a large alligator in close proximity.  In all, over fifty species including an immature Bald Eagle, a Merlin, and a Northern Harrier. Continue Reading »