Monday, April 6, 2009

Is This Really April?

March turned out to be a great month. Migration has started in Indiana and many species of waterfowl, shorebirds, and passerines started to head north. While that was happening I headed south to Florida and was able to see many great birds. Visiting Dry Tortugas National Park is definitely one of the highlights of all my birding adventures. I gave a talk about bird songs at Clifty Falls State Park in southeastern Indiana and I finished up the month by watching a few warblers that have already arrived in Indiana.

Now it is April and it has snowed the entire morning. Luckily the snow hasn't stuck but I just can't believe it snowed for so long. Bring on some warmer weather.

Here is one of my favorite photos from the March.

This is a Long-billed Curlew that I found and photographed on Ft. Myers Beach. Soon after I took this a Bald Eagle came by and scared this Curlew along with every other bird on the beach.


Kelly said...

...beautiful bird!

Robert V. Sobczak said...

The wading bird nesting season is looking like a record setter down here, because the drawdown of water has been so predictable (no sharp rises) ...