Not too much to say tonight, since the Intertubes are hinky at this hotel.
We are in Miami, Florida, on our way to a cruise to the Bahamas in the morning.
As an Ohio birder who doesn't travel much, a bird unseen in Ohio causes me to salivate.
When we vacationed in Florida last year, my Isabelle found a Loggerhead Shrike, a lifer.
This time, she found one for me AGAIN.
I was able to slowly approach this bird and got to within FEET of it before it got uncomfortable.
(I also have video of it singing..saving that for another post)
Monk parakeets are in every palm tree, and when they land on the ground, they blend perfectly with whatever ground cover they have here.
I love them. Probably because I don't live here and have to listen to them all day long.
Lorelei said today, while watching some, "They are so cute! I want to bite their little heads off!"
Brown pelicans were ubiquitous along the surf:
How does something that ungainly-looking get its butt off the ground?
Might be weird, but I always think of Laura when I see a Sanderling.
Which makes no sense...one is tiny and cute and one is tall and Jersey-ish.