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!

Unknown 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) ...