Total ABA Species Recorded During 2010 - 731

Monday, September 20, 2010

Cuban Pewee - not yet

It was to have been an easy travel day, but, of course, it wasn't.  My Southwest plane did leave right on time.  There was a stopover in Jacksonville with no change of planes.  But after the plane's door was closed we sat there for awhile until it was announced that there was a mechanical problem which they worked on until a further announcement told us we would have to be moved to another plane.  So we trouped out of the plane and across the way to another plane going to Fort Lauderdale.  We were seated before the other passengers who were about to board.  Strangely, we all fit and Southwest didn't have to fly two planes to Fort Lauderdale.  Remember People's Express!  They pulled that move all the time.  But then again it may just be my suspicious mind.  The two plus hour delay cost me just enough time to put me into Miami traffic so I didn't get to the Everglades until 6pm.  I spent an hour at the pewee spot with not a nibble.  I did see a couple of Red-bellied Woodpeckers, though.  (photo)  I'll be back tomorrow.  The highlight of the day was spending a couple of hours chatting with Becky and Debbie White.  We caught up on what's been happening in our collective lives.  And oh yes; how could I forget.  The Cards played a makeup game in Florida with the Marlins for which the timing was perfect for me to listen to while driving.  However, Carpenter gave up a grand slam and the Cards scored no runs all in a one hour and fifty-two minute game.  Perhaps shorter is better when you lose.


  1. I see on eBird that Audrey saw it a few days ago - hopefully she put some salt on it!

  2. Blyth's Reed Warbler, first ABA record.

    Way cool.


  3. For what its worth to your schedule, I've been to Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden in north Miami (Coral Gables-10901 Old Cutler Rd.) 3 times and saw Hill Mynas there every time,3-5 birds. Last time was last summer. Dave White