We had a beautiful day for our first field trip of the season.  Glad to welcome a new birder. The park offers a short scenic loop trail through woods. Great habitat for birding.  There is also a wooded trail to the Indian River Lagoon where you will have a good view of Browns Bay. Tide was very high so we didn’t see many wading birds. Nice dock for fishing at end of trail.

Birds we saw at park, Northern Mocking Bird, Blue Jay, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Fish Crow, Mourning Dove, Red-winged Black Bird, Brown Pelican, Great Blue Heron, White Ibis, Carolina Wren and Common Grackle. Did see one warbler but he hid before we could identify him.

Later that afternoon a few birds put down in my back yard. Always fun to watch.  Summer Tanager feeding on the few remaining Simpson’s stopper berries. Red-eyed Vireo feeding on poke and beauty berries, Northern Oriole and Ruby-throated Humming Bird feeding at Turk’s Cap and humming bird feeder. American Red Start and Black-throated Blue Warbler hopping among leaves picking off bugs. Prairie Warbler taking bath at mister.  One lone green Painted Bunting at feeder.  Brown Thrasher feeding on beauty berries. Haven’t seen or heard a Cat Bird yet this season.  Please do join us on our field trips.      Happy Birding, Gail