Date: 4/6/18 6:28 am From: Patrick Malone <pmalone...> Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Another comment about Corkscrew Swamp near Naples, FL
I will try to add one or two bunting shots to my album. I didn't put them
in the first batch because I couldn't get a shot without the feeder cage
wires all around the bird. But even with the cage, it's a spectacular bird.
On Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 9:05 AM, Bill McGovern <BMcGovern...> wrote:
> Patrick is correct about Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp! We were there just 3
> weeks ago, and It is spectacular! In addition to Patrick's description
> below, Corkscrew is one of the few places on earth where the public can
> regularly see multiple, simultaneous Painted Buntings that come to their
> feeder near the visitor's entrance. Painted Buntings are
> "near-threatened," so birding organizations do not report sightings, but
> these semi-tame feeder birds are not upset by quiet, well-behaved,
> tip-toeing birders. It's a life-bird for most of us.
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> Subject: [VA-bird] Corkscrew Swamp in FL
> Mid-Atlantic bird friends: I got a chance this week to escape the cold
> dreary early spring in our region and visit a bird sanctuary in southwest
> Florida called Corkscrew Swamp. I got some good photos of egrets, ibis,
> heron, spoonbills, anhinga, and even a couple of uncommon wood storks, plus
> woodpeckers, hawks and some sundry swamp creatures. posted here:
> https://flic.kr/s/aHsmhamcQW > https://flic.kr/s/aHsmhamcQW >
> This is a peak time of year for bird watching at Corkscrew because the
> ponds are shrinking before the spring rains come, and that concentrates the
> fish for the birds’ feeding frenzy. Audubon has built a boardwalk through
> the swamp and you get within touching distance of some breathtaking birds.
> Highly recommend a trip in the next few weeks. If you decide to go, I have
> a few viewing tips I can email you.
> Patrick Malone
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