I parked along side of the road at the celery fields in Sarasota and the above was circling overhead. Having a "turkey" vulture circle around you is almost like celebrating Thanksgiving. I don't think turkey vultures get the credit they deserve for being "cool" birds. They look great when they are flying high up in the sky. They look creepy when there's a group of them hanging out on the side of the road. I did have a good visit to the celery fields the week of Thanksgiving and I'm going to try and get back before Christmas.
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This red shouldered hawk couple sat on the light fixture the entire time I was there.
Any id on this would be great. At first I thought it was a palm warbler which are common here but there's no hint of yellow. Could it be a hermit thrush? That's the closest I could find on Whatbird.com.
Flock of anhingas flying by.
Grackle can't read.
The above is a yellowlegs. Not sure if it's a greater or lesser. They look alike.
I finally see a kildeer and didn't even know it. The sun was going down and I wanted to get a picture of the shorebirds sleeping. I didn't see the kildeer in the upper left corner until later when I uploaded the pictures. The picture is extremely cropped. I can't believe that little bird snuck into my picture and didn't let me know he was there. There was a small flock of shorebirds together and he must have been hiding in them.