July 15 while enjoying a walk on Hollywood Beach, FL XplorMor saw Royal Terns.
Established population in Dania Beach, Florida
Black-throated Blue Warbler, Setophaga caerulescens (Gmelin, 1789). Male. Evergreen Cemetery, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. USA. Photo by David L. Govoni ©2012
A skate in the sand off Ft Lauderdale
Red phase N. floridana on the crawl along a canal in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
This moth is a very good mimic of a stinging wasp.
I have been somewhat disappointed to see that brown anoles are ubiquitous in this region of Florida, but I have not seen a single green anole. It's sad to realize that this invasive species has apparently successfully replaced the native species in this region.
This lone ibis picked its way carefully through the mangroves, and was the only bird that we saw during our visit to the nature center, apart from a pair of high-flying hawks, and one unknown seabird that flew by off in the distance. Once in a more open area where we could photograph it, it began making its strange honking call, which reminded us of those children's toys that are supposed to moo like a cow when you turn them over.
These tiny little crabs were everywhere, including in the trees, which they nimbly scuttled through as easily as if they were on the ground. They were very intelligent and reactive, quick to dart away if they noticed you staring at them.
Anne Kolb Nature Center
On Red Mangrove
Saw hundreds (maybe thousands) of these guys along the top of a bank leading down to a "lake". There were so many tiny things moving, I thought it was insects at first. Any ideas?
I heard that this cemetery was a good place for warblers and Bahamian strays. Didn't see any strays and decided that warblers are the devil. Anything that won't sit still long enough for me to focus and shoot is just pure evil in my book. This redstart is the only one that gave me anything.
Sanderling or Western? I have a couple other angles with worse focus if they would help.
Fairly certain this is a 1st Winter Ring-billed gull.