Thursday, April 29, 2010
A Few More New Ones and off to the Dry Tortugas
Today we started at the Naval yard watching Roseate Terns (web photo). These are probably the most beautiful of the Sterna terns, being white with a striking black bill and a pink blush to their breast. Apparently they nest on the roofs of buildings, but we didn't see any interest by them in doing so today. They were in love and you know how that goes. We also birded Fort Zachary and picked up some migrants including Tennessee Warbler, our first. A couple other migrant traps produced Northern and Orchard Orioles. Those four new birds brings the total thus far to 506. So long for a while.