Today's Florida adventure all started with this man:
This is Dr. Phil Hanna, and when I was meeting with him two weeks ago to discuss my upcoming rotation, I mentioned I was spending winter break in Florida. Upon hearing this, he leaned in close and said intensely, "Corkscrew Swamp. That's all you need to know."
So today we went to the swamp. Ever since I spent a semester studying abroad in New Zealand I have been hooked on nature walks and especially birding. South Florida is a paradise for birds and I was excited to check it out.
Black and White Warbler
and a Red-Shouldered Hawk.
Also added to my life list:
-Little Blue Heron
-Black-crowned Night-Heron (so awesome!!)
-Turkey Vulture (first time I've seen one landed on a branch)
-Osprey (holding a mouse!)
-Gray Catbird (hilarious call!)
-Painted Bunting (amazing!) [Photo Source]
Also seen around Florida:
It was an awesome day! One of the funniest things we saw were tourists clamoring to take pictures of this little guy:
Funny because we have plenty of these in Michigan :)
I had a great time at the swamp today! Any other birders out there?