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BIRDING HIGHLIGHTS 2014

DUVAL COUNTY BIRDING

White-throated Sparrow - 12-17-2014, Hanna Park
White-throated Sparrow
Hanna Park - December 17, 2014
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Snow Geese
Sheffield Park - November 23, 2014
Wilson's warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Reddie Point Preserve - November 16, 2014
Common Eider
Common Eider
Huguenot Park - November 7, 2014
Orange-crowned Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Reddie Point Preserve - November 5, 2014
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Hanna Park - November 4, 2014
Painted Bunting
Painted Bunting
Reddie Point Preserve - Oct. 27, 2014
Black-throated Green Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Fort George Island - Oct. 17, 2014
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Reddie Point Preserve - Oct. 5, 2014
Magnolia Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Reddie Point Preserve - Oct. 5, 2014
Blue-winged Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler
Theodore Roosevelt Area - Sept. 26, 2014
Wilson's Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Reddie Point Preserve - Sept. 24, 2014
Prothonatary Warbler
Prothonatary Warbler
Reddie Point Preserve - Sept. 17, 2014
Eastern Wood-pewee at Reddie Point
Eastern Wood-pewee
Reddie Point Preserve - Sept. 9, 2014
Rosy-faced Lovebird at Blue Cypress Park
Rosy-faced Lovebird
Blue Cyprus Park - August 27, 2014
Limpkin
Limpkin (least 7)
August 21, 2014
Roseate Spoonbill
Roseate Spoonbill
August 10, 2014
Iceland Gull
Iceland Gull
August 11, 2014 - Huguenot Park
UPDATE: Found dead August 16
Black-necked Stilt with White Pelicans
Black-necked Stilt with American White Pelicans - August 4, 2014
Big Talbot Island, Spoonbill pool
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
July 22, 2014 - Reddie Point Preserve
White Pelicans
White Pelicans
July 21, 2014 - Big Talbot Island
Painted Bunting
Painted Bunting
July 14, 2014 - Theodore Roosevelt Area
Scissored-tailed Flycatcher
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
July 6, 2014 - M&M Dairy
Cooper's Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
July 1, 2014 - Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens

Highlights 2015



2014 BIRDING HIGHLIGHTS

Hundreds of Ruddy Turnstones and one single Purple Sandpiper at Fort Clinch park jetties. - December 29, 2014

Christmas Bird Count at Little Talbot Island. We found about 70 species. I added two new species to my 2014 county list: Surf Scoter (#247) and Pomarine Jaeger (#248). - December 27, 2014

Up close view at White-throated Sparrow in Hanna Park. - December 17, 2014

Greater White-fronted Geese are still at M&M Dairy field. - December 11, 2014

Many Gold Finches, Cedar Waxwings and American Robins were this morning at Reddie Point. Also I saw Horned Grebe. Winter season has started now. - December 7, 2014

Least four Nelson's Sparrows and one Saltmarsh Sparrow at Castaway Island Preserve. - December 1, 2014

ebird flagged American Bittern at Hanna Park this morning. - November 30, 2014

Big Talbot Spoonbill Pool had least 35 Northern Shovelers, Blue- and Green-winged Teals, 2 Gadwall, 3 Buffelheads, Hooded Mergansers, Horned Grebe. Other side of the road I saw at distance 3 Common Loons, 20 White Pelicans and 1 Snow Goose flying by. All together 60 species at Big Talbot together this morning. At Huguenot I found an American Avocet at lagoon side. Avocet is my new yearbird (#246). - November 27, 2014

Sheffield Park had 4 Snow Geese (#245) and American Pipits this morning. M&M Dairy Field had 5 Greater White-fronted Geese (#244), lifer for me. Northern Pintails at Perdue Pond are back. Also I saw there 2 wild Mallards (#243) - November 23, 2014

First Sedge Wren in season at Fort Carolina. Got good views but not so good photos to share. Other highlight was a Spotted Sandpiper at the boat dock. - November 20, 2014

I had Wilson's Warbler at Reddie Point this morning. Also first in season American Goldfinch and 2 Chipping Sparrows. All together I had 48 species - November 16, 2014

Northern Harrier and American Kestrel were highlights today at Huguenot Park. I was looking for Purple Sandpiper but no show yet. - November 14, 2014

Today's highlights at Hanna Park were Hooded Merganser(female), least 7 Northern Gannets, Shipping Sparrow and about 300 Tree Swallows swarming at the lake area. - November 11, 2014

Northern Parulas leave in October. Least one Northern Parula was still here today by the Huguenot Park parking lot. Also 6 American Wigeons were at Perdue Pond. - November 8, 2014

While looking for a reported Henslow's Sparrow at Huguenot Park I found Common Eider resting near jetties on the river side. - November 7, 2014

First Orange-crowned Warbler and two Hermit Thrushes at Reddie Point. - November 5, 2014

First Swamp Sparrow for this season, female Painted Bunting and a Wood-Pewee were the highlights this morning at Reddie Point. - October 27, 2014

Green-winged Teal was a new yearbird(#242) for me today. I found 3 of them at Big Talbot island "Spoonbill Pool". There were also some Blue-winged Teals. Little Talbot had least 7 Savannah Sparrows, first in season. - October 22, 2014

Today's highlights were Yellow-billed Cuckoo, female Scarlet Tanager and least 15 Yellow-ramped Warblers, first in season. Also both Bunting species were around. All list was 42 species at Reddie Point. - October 21, 2014

Theodore Roosevelt today was almost as good as Fort George yesterday - 13 warbler species. View eBird checklist - October 18, 2014

Warblers are on move this weekend. 14 species of warblers at Fort George island, including Black-throated Green, Magnolia, Tennessee, Chestnut-sided, Bay-breasted. View eBird checklist with photos - October 17, 2014

Today's highlights were my first seasonal Yellow-bellied Supsucker, Peregrine Falcon, 2 House Wrens, Black-throated Blue Warbler and 3 Indigo Buntings. Bald Eagles building the nest in Blue Cyprus Park - October 12, 2014

Cold front pushed more birds in. Today's highlights were rare Nashville Warbler(#239), two Magnolia warblers(#238), Chestnut-sided Warbler in full colors, Tenneessee Warblers, American Robin(ebird flagged), Swainson's Thrush, Northern Flickers(least 6), Ruby-crowned Kinglet(first in season), Swainson's Thrush, Rose-breasted Grosbeak. - October 05, 2014

Great birding today at Reddie Point. Lots of activity after two rainy days. Highlights were Tennessee Warbler, 6 Painted Buntings, Indigo Bunting, 3 Blue Grosbeaks, least 2 Swainson's Trashes, Baltimore Oriole, 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers, Acadian Flycatcher and Catbirds were everywhere... - October 01, 2014

Relatively quiet at Reddie Point this morning but two Bank Swallows(#236) flow over. Bank Swallow is also a new county bird(#264) for me. - September 28, 2014

Not very many warblers at Theodore Roosevelt this morning, but found rare Blue-winged Warbler, saw or heard least 7 Ovenbirds and one Black-throated Blue. - September 26, 2014

Rare Wilson's Warbler(#235) at Reddie Point. New county bird(#263) for me . Also 2 Baltimore Oriols, 3 Eastern Kingbirds, 2 Black-throated Blue Warblers. See eBird checklist for photos. - September 24, 2014

Today's highlight was Blue-winged Warbler(#233) along with five Baltimore Oriols(#234), four Red-headed Woodpeckers and Merlin. All together 46 species at Reddie Point, although not very many warblers. Next week or two we should get them all. - September 21, 2014

Theodore Roosevelt Area had some good birds: Ovenbird(3), Worm-eating Warbler(2), Prothonatary, Yellow-billed Cuckoo(2) and lots of Redstarts. Marsh Wrens(2) were singing at marsh area; flagged by ebird, little early for them. - September 19, 2014

Less birds at Reddie Point this morning, but highlights were season's first Palm Warbler, female Black-throated Blue and three Blue Grosbeaks. - September 18, 2014

I had at Theodore Roosevelt Area later at night Acadian Flycatcher and three Ovenbirds. - September 17, 2014

Reddie Point was active this morning after rain. Common Yellowthroats were everywhere. There were Prothonatary Warbler, Ovenbird, Painted Bunting. Others saw also 3 Magnolia Warblers and a Baltimore Oriole. - September 17, 2014

Change of wheather brought more warblers in. I had at Theodore Roosevelt area 9 warbler species: Ovenbird, Prothanotory Warbler, Worm-eating Warbler, lots of Redstarts. Also one Yellow-billed Cuckoo. - September 16, 2014

Ovenbirds starting to show up more often. I had one at Blue Cyprus Park trail this morning and another one couple of days ago at Reddie Point. - September 12, 2014

Red-headed Woodpeckers migrating through Reddie Point again like last year. We had two of them at parking lot this morning. - September 11, 2014

Lots of activity at Reddie Point this morning, including Blackburnian Warbler - yearbird(#232) for me. Also I got close-up views of Eastern Wood-pewee. View more photos from eBird checklist. - September 9, 2014

One Chestnut-sided Warbler - yearbird(#231) at Reddie Point Preserve this morning. Also Ovenbird and lots of Yellow and Prairie Warblers - September 8, 2014

Ten species of warblers at Theodore Roosevelt area this morning: Black-throated Blue, Tennessee Warbler(#230), 4 Prothonotaries, 2 Worm-eating, Ovenbird, Black-and-White, Redstarts, Prairie Warbler, Northern Parulas and Yellow-throated Warbler. Also Eastern Wood Pewee(#229)- September 7, 2014

I saw my first Black-throated Blue Warbler (female) for this season among with six species of warblers at Hanna Park this morning. - September 6, 2014

This morning Rosy-faced Lovebird at Blue Cypress Park. Cool to see these escaped parrots in wild. - August 27, 2014

Today's highlight was female Summer Tanager at Reddie Point, but wind was keeping birdlife down. - August 25, 2014

Snowy Plover(#227) with Piping Plovers at Little Talbot Island this morning. Snowy Plover is a new county bird for me. Also Pectoral Sandpipers(#228) at Huguenot Park today. - August 23, 2014

Limpkins (least 7) at Westside Industrial Park. Also Prothonatary Warbler at Big Talbot Island and Northern Watertrush at Kingley Plantation. - August 21, 2014

Great Horned Owl, Barred Owl and Common Nighthawk at sunset at Theodore Roosevelt Area. - August 19, 2014

Seaside Sparrow at Big Talbot Island. Also I got close views of Black Tern flying over the pool area. eBird checklist with photos - August 15, 2014

Acadian Flycatcher(#226) in Blue Cypress Park this morning at the paved loop section. I been looking for this guy for a while already, glad to find it. - August 14, 2014

This is the best time to see the Black Terns. This morning I saw 4 Black Terns(#225) flying by the shoreline in Hanna Park. - August 13, 2014

Cliff Swallows(#224) today - August 11, 2014 at Huguenot Park chasing bugs over the dunes with Barn Swallows. Iceland Gull continues at the north end of park. UPDATE: Iceland Gull was found dead today - August 16, cause of death unknown.

Warblers are coming... Yellow Warblers(#223) in Hanna Park this morning. - August 9, 2014

Solitary Sandpiper at Big Talbot Island Spoonbill pool this morning, new 2014 yearbird(#222), see eBird checklist for photo. - August 6, 2014

American Redstarts starting to show up again.
I saw one in Big Talbot Island today. - August 4, 2014

Prairie Warblers are back. I saw two of them yesterday at Seaton Creek Preserve, and two today in Hanna Park. - July 28, 2014

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