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04 - 12 January 2014

Observers: F. Simpson

 

Introduction


 

This was the fourth field work trip to the Keys. Specific birding was restricted to a couple of hours before breakfast when I walked to the brackish lagoon on East Shore Drive then on to the small freshwater pool on Katherine Street, on Summerland Key. Everything else was just noted on the kayaking trips to the field sites in the mangroves around Summerland Key, Cudjoe Key and Lower Sugarloaf Key. What follows is a list of casual observations and a birder with more time could discover more wintering species.

 

While the temperature was generally between 22-27C, it did get down to 12C one day due to the 'Polar Vortex' that was gripping much of North America.

 

On the way to Lower Sugarloaf Key  Fraser Simpson  2014

         

 

 

 Highlights


 

Magnificent Frigatebird, Great White Heron, Reddish Egret, Tricolored Heron, Little Blue Heron, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Broad-winged Hawk, Short-tailed Hawk, Bald Eagle, Forster's Tern, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Eastern Phoebe, Tree Swallow, Yellow-throated Warbler, Orange-crowned Warbler, Northern Parula.

 

Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)  Fraser Simpson 2014  Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea)  Fraser Simpson 2014

 

Literature, references & site guides used


 

    Pranty, B. 2005. A Birder's Guide to Florida. American Birding Association, Inc.

 

    Sibley, D. 2000. The North American Bird Guide. Pica Press.

 

    Sunquist F & M, Beletsky, L. 2008. Travellers' Wildlife Guides: Florida. Chastleton Travel.

 

Green Iguana (Iguana iguana)  Fraser Simpson 2014

 

  

 

 GPS coordinates of sites visited


 

Katherine Street pond

24 39' 9.57" N  81 26' 19.37" W

 

East Shore Drive lagoon

24 39' 33.86" N  81 26' 21.70" W

 

Crab Key

24 38' 31.50" N  81 26' 45.41" W

 

Pye Key

24 37' 58.66" N  81 26' 39.56" W

 

Western end Summerland Key

24 39' 39.78" N  81 27' 41.65" W

 

Mote Marine Laboratory

24 39' 41.42" N  81 27' 16.37" W

 

North-west side of Summerland Key

24 39' 58.60" N  81 27' 37.29" W

 

Kemp Channel  

24 39' 45.63" N  81 27' 55.70" W

 

Cudjoe Key

24 39' 56.24" N  81 28' 23.12" W

 

Lower Sugarloaf Key channels

24 39' 17.83" N  81 34' 24.49" W

 

Seven Mile Bridge

24 41' 56.27" N  81 10' 9.48" W

 

Locations around Summerland Key

 

 

Species List - Florida Keys  5-12 January 2014


 

Pied-billed Grebe  Podilymbus podiceps


1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 06/01.

1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 07/01.

1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 08/01.

1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 10/01.

1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 11/01.

 

Brown Pelican  Pelecanus occidentalis


Regular over Mote Marine Lab, Summerland Key.

2, flew over Overseas Highway/US-1, Summerland Key, 05/01.

6+, channel between US-1 and Park Drive South, Summerland Key, 05/01.

3, in bay off Mote Marine Lab, Summerland Key, 05/01.

1, flew over Overseas Highway/US-1, Summerland Key, 06/01.

7, between Cudjoe Key and Summerland Key, 06/01.

2, over East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 07/01.

2, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 08/01.

8, between Cudjoe Key and Summerland Key, 08/01.

20+, around Gopher Key, 08/01.

14, Cudjoe Bay, 08/01.

62, Venture Key, 09/01.

4, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 10/01.

2, over Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 10/01.

20+, south-western side of Summerland Key, 10/01.

4, Crab Key, 10/01.

13, feeding on fish scraps in channel along West Shore Drive, Summerland Key, 10/01.

7, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 11/01.

15, west side of Sugarloaf Key, 11/01.

2, north east side of Lower Sugarloaf Key, 11/01.

99, counted from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 12/01.

 

Brown Pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) on Venture Key  Fraser Simpson 2014

 

Magnificent Frigatebird  Fregata magnificens


2, circling over Overseas Highway/US-1, Summerland Key, 05/01.

2, east side of Cudjoe Key, 06/01.

2, over East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 07/01.

13, over Out Key, 09/01.

2, over Crab Key, 10/01.

5, over Summerland Key, 11/01.

1, over Katherine Street pond, 11/01.

2, over Lower Sugarloaf Key, 11/01.

4, counted from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 12/01.

 

Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens)  Fraser Simpson 2014

 

Double-crested Cormorant  Phalacrocorax auritus


Regular off Mote Marine Lab, Summerland Key.

1, in bay off Mote Marine Lab, Summerland Key, 05/01.

7, between Cudjoe Key and Summerland Key, 06/01.

1, over East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 07/01.

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 08/01.

23, between Cudjoe Key and Summerland Key, 08/01.

30+, Cudjoe Bay, 08/01.

c80, Venture Key, 09/01.

30+, Cudjoe Bay, 09/01.

27, off Niles Road, Summerland Key, 10/01.

20+, around southern tip of Summerland Key, 10/01.

819, counted from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 12/01.

12, Key Largo > South Dixie Highway > Miami Airport, 12/01.

 

Anhinga  Anhinga anhinga


1, on lake near Miami Airport, 12/01.

 

Great Blue Heron  Ardea herodias (dark morph)


1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 06/01.

2, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 07/01.

2, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 08/01.

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 10/01.

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 11/01.

1, observed from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 12/01.

 

Great White Heron  Ardea herodias (white morph)


Regular over Mote Marine Lab, Summerland Key.

1, east side of Cudjoe Key, 06/01.

2, Cudjoe Bay, 08/01.

1, west side of Summerland Key, 08/01.

2, Venture Key, 09/01.

1, Out Key, 09/01.

1, Gopher Key, 09/01.

9, flying out at dusk to Venture/Out Keys, 09/01.

1, on south-west side of Summerland Key, 10/01.

3, southern tip of Summerland Key, 10/01.

2, north east side of Lower Sugarloaf Key, 11/01.

1, Harris Gap Channel, 11/01.

1, over Mote Marine Lab, Summerland Key, 11/01.

8, counted from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 12/01.

 

Great White Heron (Ardea herodias)  Fraser Simpson 2014

 

Great Egret  Ardea alba


1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 06/01.

1, mangroves on north-west side of Summerland Key, 06/01.

1, mangroves on east side of Summerland Key, 06/01.

3, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 07/01.

4, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 08/01.

2, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 10/01.

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 11/01.

2, counted from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 12/01.

3, Key Largo > South Dixie Highway > Miami Airport, 12/01.

 

Snowy Egret  Egretta thula


10, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 06/01.

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 08/01.

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 10/01.

6, counted from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 12/01.

 

Reddish Egret  Egretta rufecens (dark morph)


1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 10/01.

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 11/01.

 

Tricolored Heron  Egretta tricolor


5, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 06/01.

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 07/01.

4, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 08/01.

1, on south side of Cudjoe Key, 09/01.

4. East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 10/01.

6, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 11/01.

 

Little Blue Heron  Egretta caerulea


1, mangroves on south side of Summerland Key, 07/01.

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 08/01.

1, mangroves on west side of Summerland Key, 08/01.

3, mangroves in Cudjoe Bay/south side of Cudjoe Key, 08/01.

1, Venture Key, 09/01.

2, mangroves in Cudjoe Bay/south side of Cudjoe Key, 09/01.

 

Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea)  Fraser Simpson 2014

 

Cattle Egret  Bubulcus ibis


5, Key Largo > South Dixie Highway > Miami Airport, 12/01.

 

Green Heron  Butorides virescens


7, channel between US-1 and Park Drive South, Summerland Key, 05/01.

4, mangroves on north-west side of Summerland Key, 06/01.

3, mangroves on east side of Cudjoe Key, 06/01.

1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 08/01. 

6, south side of Cudjoe Key, 08/01.

1, in channel along La Fitte Drive, Cudjoe Key, 09/01.

1, along channel between Buccaneer Lane & John Silver Lane, Cudjoe Key, 09/01.

2, in mangroves at southern tip of Cudjoe Key, 09/01.

3, in channel along West Shore Drive, Summerland Key, 10/01.

1, at southern tip of Summerland Key, 10/01.

 

Green Heron (Butorides virescens)  Fraser Simpson 2014

 

Black-crowned Night-Heron  Nycticorax nycticorax


1, mangroves at southern point of Cudjoe Key, 08/01.

 

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  Nyctanassa violacea


1, in mangroves at Lake Drive North, Summerland Key, 05/01.

3, mangroves on west side of Summerland Key, 06/01.

2, mangroves on east side of Cudjoe Key, 06/01.

5, mangroves on south side of Cudjoe Key, 08/01.

2, east side of Cudjoe Key, 08/01.

2, in mangroves at southern tip of Cudjoe Key, 09/01.

 

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea)  Fraser Simpson 2014

 

White Ibis  Eudocimus albus


Regular over Mote Marine Lab, Summerland Key.

6, bathing in roadside puddle, Overseas Highway/US-1, Summerland Key, 05/01.

11, channel between US-1 and Park Drive South, Summerland Key, 05/01.

6, garden along Overseas Highway/US-1, Summerland Key, 06/01.

1, East Shore Drie lagoon, Summerland Key, 06/01.

7, Margaret Street, Summerland Key, 06/01.

5, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 06/01.

9, West Shore Drive, Summerland Key, 06/01.

24, over west side of Summerland Key, 06/01.

7, over east side of Cudjoe Key, 06/01.

10, Mote Marine Lab, Summerland Key, 06/01.

7, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 07/01.

6, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 07/01.

7, over south end of Summerland Key, 07/01.

9, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 08/01.

1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 08/01.

8, over Cudjoe Bay, 08/01.

9, Overseas Highway/US-1, Summerland Key, 09/01.

17, over Cudjoe Bay, 09/01

8, Overseas Highway/US-1, Summerland Key, 10/01.

12, A Slice of Paradise Pizza, Summerland Key, 11/01.

3, Mobil garage, Summerland Key, 11/01.

2, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 11/01.

2, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 11/01.

2, over north east side of Lower Sugarloaf Key, 11/01.

17, A Slice of Paradise Pizza, Summerland Key, 12/01.

6, counted from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 12/01.

12, Key Largo > South Dixie Highway > Miami Airport, 12/01.

 

Blue-winged Teal  Anas discors


10, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 06/01.

14, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 07/01.

6, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 08/01.

10, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 10/01.

9, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 11/01.

 

Red-breasted Merganser  Mergus serrator


1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 10/01.

  

Turkey Vulture  Cathartes aura


Regular over Mote Marine Lab, Summerland Key.

1, channel between US-1 and Park Drive South, Summerland Key, 05/01.

12, soaring over east side of Cudjoe Key, 06/01.

5, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 07/01.

1, over East Shore Drive/Margaret Street, Summerland Key, 07/01.

1, over Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 07/01.

2, Overseas Highway/US-1, Summerland Key, 07/01.

4, over south end of Summerland Key, 07/01.

2, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 08/01.

2, over east side of Cudjoe Key, 08/01.

1, over south side of Cudjoe Key, 08/01.

1, perched at Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 10/01.

1, north east side of Lower Sugarloaf Key, 11/01.

91, counted from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 12/01.

248, Key Largo > South Dixie Highway > Miami Airport, 12/01.

 

Black Vulture  Coragyps atratus


3, counted from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 12/01.

1, Key Largo > South Dixie Highway > Miami Airport, 12/01.

 

Mangroves, LowerSugarloaf Key,  Fraser Simpson 2014

 

Sharp-shinned Hawk  Accipiter striatus


1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 07/01.

 

Cooper's Hawk  Accipiter cooperii


1, Mote Marine Lab, Summerland Key, 06/01.

1, Spanish Main Drive, Cudjoe Key, 08/01.

1, from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 12/01.

 

Broad-winged Hawk  Buteo platypterus


2, over Big Pine Key, 12/01.

 

Short-tailed Hawk  Buteo brachyurus


1, adult over East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 10/01.

 

Red-tailed Hawk  Buteo jamaicensis


1, over Islamorada, 12/01.

 

Bald Eagle  Haliaeetus leucocephalus


1, adult over Harris Gap Channel, Lower Sugarloaf Key, 11/01.

1, adult over Grassy Key, 12/01.

 

Osprey  Pandion haliaetus


Regular over Mote Marine Lab, Summerland Key.

Four active nests observed on Summerland Key.

1-2, channel between US-1 and Park Drive South, Summerland Key, 05/01.

3 active nests, Summerland Key, 06/01.

Pr, displaying over north-west side of Summerland Key, 06/01.

3 birds fishing in bay between Cudjoe Key and Summerland Key, 06/01.

1, eating fish in mangroves, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 07/01.

1, brought in fish to incubating bird, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 08/01.

1, different bird overhead carrying fish, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 08/01.

4, along south and east sides of Cudjoe Key, 08/01.

1, over Mote Marine Lab, Summerland Key, 09/01.

Pr, nesting at southern tip of Cudjoe Key, 09/01.

1, over Crab Key, 10/01.

Pr, displaying over north east side of Lower Sugarloaf Key, 11/01.

13, counted from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 12/01.

9, Key Largo > South Dixie Highway > Miami Airport, 12/01.

 

Osprey  Pandion haliaetus


  Sonogram of Osprey calls

East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, Florida, United States  24 39' 33.86" N  81 26' 21.70" W

6 January 2014

Calls from a female as the male returned to the nest with a fish.

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    Osprey

     

American Kestrel  Falco sparverius


2, Overseas Highway/US-1, Summerland Key, 06/01.

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 06/01.

1, Margaret Street, Summerland Key, 06/01.

1, mangroves on north-west side of Summerland Key, 06/01.

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 07/01.

1, 45th Street, Summerland Key, 07/01.

1, West Shore Drive, Summerland Key, 07/01.

2, Overseas Highway/US-1, Summerland Key, 07/01.

1, on south side of Summerland Key, 07/01.

1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 08/01.

1, east side of Cudjoe Key, 08/01.

2, south side of Cudjoe Key, 08/01.

1, Overseas Highway/US-1, Summerland Key, 10/01.

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 10/01.

1, Overseas Highway/US-1, Summerland Key, 11/01.

1, East Shore Drive, Summerland Key, 11/01.

1, 46th Street, Summerland Key, 11/01.

10, counted from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 12/01.

4, Key Largo > South Dixie Highway > Miami Airport, 12/01. 

 

Peregrine Falcon  Falco peregrinus


1, over south end of Summerland Key, 07/01.

1, Seven Mile Bridge, 12/01.

 

Common Gallinule  Gallinula galeata


1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 06/01.

1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 07/01.

1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 08/01.

1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 10/01.

1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 11/01.

 

American Coot  Fulica americana


1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 06/01.

1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 07/01.

1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 08/01.

1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 10/01.

1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 11/01.

 

Mangroves, LowerSugarloaf Key,  Fraser Simpson 2014

 

Killdeer  Charadrius vociferus


1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 07/01.

1, over Cudjoe Bay, 08/01.

 

Spotted Sandpiper  Actitis macularius


1, mangroves on north-west side of Summerland Key, 06/01.

1, mangroves on east side of Cudjoe Key, 06/01.

1, mangroves on west side of Summerland Key, 08/01.

3, mangroves on south side of Cudjoe Key, 08/01.

2, along channel along La Fitte Drive, Cudjoe Key, 09/01.

1, at southern tip of Cudjoe Key, 09/01

1, mangroves on west side of Summerland Key, 09/01.

1, at southern tip of Summerland Key, 10/01.

1, Harris Gap Channel, 11/01.

 

 Solitary Sandpiper  Tringa solitaria


1, channel between US-1 and Park Drive South, Summerland Key, 05/01.

 

Greater Yellowlegs  Tringa melanoleuca


7, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 08/01.

 

Whimbrel  Numenius phaeopus


Several, on mudflats around the Bahia Honda Key/Ohio Key/Grassy Key stretch of coastline, 12/01.

 

Ruddy Turnstone  Arenaria interpres


2, on pier at southern tip of Summerland Key, 10/01.

2, Seven Mile Bridge, 12/01.

 

Small Peep spp.  Calidris spp.


Many (seen from bus) on the mudflats around the Bahia Honda Key/Ohio Key/Grassy Key stretch of coastline, 12/01.

 

Short-billed Dowitcher  Limnodromus griseus


Several, probably this species on mudflats around the Bahia Honda Key/Ohio Key/Grassy Key stretch of coastline, 12/01.

 

Laughing Gull  Larus atricilla


Regular past Mote Marine Lab, Summrland Key, daily.

4, channel between US-1 and Park Drive South, Summerland Key, 05/01.

1, over Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 06/01.

4, Mote Marine Lab, Summerland Key, 06/01.

c20, between Cudjoe Key and Summerland Key, 06/01.

12, over south end of Summerland Key, 07/01.

42, between Cudjoe Key and Summerland Key, 08/01.

25, Cudjoe Bay, 08/01.

50+, between Cudjoe Bay and west side of Summerland Key, 09/01.

8, off Niles Road, Summerland Key, 10/01.

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 10/01.

30+, on south-west side of Summerland Key, 10/01.

4, north east side of Lower Sugarloaf Key, 11/01.

60, counted from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 12/01.

 

Laughing Gulls  (Larus atricilla)  Fraser Simpson 2014

 

Ring-billed Gull  Larus delawarensis


2, channel between US-1 and Park Drive South, Summerland Key, 05/01.

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 06/01.

6, between Cudjoe Key and Summerland Key, 06/01.

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 08/01.

12, between Cudjoe Key and Summerland Key, 08/01.

5, Cudjoe Bay, 08/01.

20+, between Cudjoe Bay and west side of Summerland Key, 09/01.

2, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 10/01.

4, along south-western side of Summerland Key, 10/01.

13, counted from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 12/01.

30+, being fed by a taxi driver, Miami Airport, 12/01.

 

American Herring Gull  Larus smithsonianus


2, channel between US-1 and Park Drive South, Summerland Key, 05/01.

1, Cudjoe Bay, 08/01.

4, between Cudjoe Bay and west side of Summerland Key, 09/01.

1, juv over East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 11/01.

4, counted from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 12/01.

 

Lesser Black-backed Gull  Larus fuscus


1, adult between Cudjoe Key and Summerland Key, 08/01.

1, adult between Cudjoe Key and Summerland Key, 09/01

 

Great Black-backed Gull  Larus marinus


1, Seven Mile Bridge, 12/01.

 

Forster's Tern  Sterna forsteri


1, Cudjoe Bay, 08/01.

 

Royal Tern  Sterna maxima


1 W, off Mote Marine Lab, Summerland Key, 05/01.

15, between Cudjoe Key and Summerland Key, 06/01.

24, between Cudjoe Key and Summerland Key, 08/01.

10+, Cudjoe Bay, 09/01.

20+, between Cudjoe Key and Summerland Key, 09/01.

2, Venture Key, 09/01.

2, Gopher Key, 09/01.

10+, Cudjoe Bay, 09/01.

6, along south-western side of Summerland Key, 10/01.

12+, around the southern tip of Summerland Key, 10/01.

2, over East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 11/01.

2, north east side of Lower Sugarloaf Key, 11/01.

10, counted from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 12/01.

 

Royal Tern (Sterna maxima)  Fraser Simpson 2014

 

Mourning Dove  Zenaida macroura


2, Mote Marine Lab, Summerland Key, 05/01/

1, channel between US-1 and Park Drive South, Summerland Key, 05/01.

6, 45th Street, Summerland Key, 06/01.

23, West Shore Drive, Summerland Key, 06/01.

1, 45th Street, Summerland Key, 07/01.

7, south end of Summerland Key, 07/01.

9, West Shore Drive, Summerland Key, 10/01.

33, counted from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 12/01.

 

White-winged Dove  Zenaida asiatica


3, Key Largo, 12/01.

 

Eurasian Collared Dove  Streptopelia decaocto


10, channel between US-1 and Park Drive South, Summerland Key, 05/01.

14, Overseas Highway/US-1, Summerland Key, 06/01.

4, 45th Street, Summerland Key, 06/01.

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 07/01.

3, Overseas Highway/US-1, Summerland Key, 07/01.

12, in flock huddling in 14C at south end of Summerland Key, 07/01.

5, West Shore Drive, Summerland Key, 10/01.

8, Overseas Highway/US-1, Summerland Key, 10/01.

6, 46th Street, Summerland Key, 11/01.

47, counted from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 12/01.

 

Feral Pigeon  Columba livia


3, East Shore Drive, Summerland Key, 07/01.

5, over Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 07/01.

18, over East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 08/01.

14, over East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 10/01.

6, 44th Street, Summerland Key, 10/01.

30, over East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 11/01.

51, counted from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 12/01.

 

Ruby-throated Hummingbird  Archilochus colubris


2, at large flowering bush in channel between Overseas Highway and Park Drive South, Summerland Key, 07/01.

1, along channel at Gulf Drive, Summerland Key, 10/01.

 

Belted Kingfisher  Ceryle alcyon


2, mangroves on north-west side of Summerland Key, 06/01.

1, mangroves on east side of Cudjoe Key, 06/01.

1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 07/01.

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 08/01.

2, Katherine Street pond,  Summerland Key, 08/01.

2, west side of Summerland Key, 08/01.

2, east side of Cudjoe Key, 08/01.

5, Cudjoe Bay/mangroves on south side of Cudjoe Key, 08/01.

1, Venture Key, 09/01.

4, Cudjoe Bay/mangroves on south side of Cudjoe Key, 09/01.

2, mangroves at west end of Summerland Key, 09/01.

1, Mote Marine Lab, Summerland Key, 09/01.

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 10/01.

1. Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 10/01.

1, at southern tip of Summerland Key, 10/01.

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 11/01.

1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 11/01.

1, Kemp Channel, Summerland Key, 11/01.

1, Bow Channel, 11/01.

1, Park Channel, 11/01

1, Harris Gap Channel, 11/01.

1, north east side of Lower Sugarloaf Key, 11/01.

 

Belted Kingfisher  Ceryle alcyon


  Sonogram of Black Kite calls

Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, Florida, United States  24 39' 9.57" N  81 26' 19.37" W

11 January 2014

Sonogram of a single burst of calls.

[File name: beltedkingfisherLS111741]

    Belted Kingfisher

 

Red-bellied Woodpecker  Melanerpes carolinus


1, channel between US-1 and Park Drive South, Summerland Key, 05/01.

1, drumming, 45th Street, Summerland Key, 06/01.

1, West Shore Drive, Summerland Key, 07/01.

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 08/01.

2, Cudjoe Key, 09/01.

2, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 10/01.

2, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 10/01.

2, along channel at West Shore Drive, Summerland Key, 10/01.

1, counted from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 12/01.

 

Eastern Phoebe  Sayornis phoebe


1, channel along La Fitte Drive, Cudjoe Key, 09/01.

 

Great Crested Flycatcher  Myiarchus crinitus


1, 46th Street, Summerland Key, 08/01.

1, channel along La Fitte Drive, Cudjoe Key, 09/01.

1, Katherine Street, Summerland Key, 10/01.

1, Margaret Street, Summerland Key, 11/01.

 

White-eyed Vireo  Vireo griseus


1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 06/01.

1, West Shore Drive, Summerland Key, 06/01.

1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 08/01.

1, 46th Street, Summerland Key, 08/01.

2, singing Katherine Street, Summerland Key, 10/01.

2, Margaret Street, Summerland Key, 11/01.

 

Northern Mockingbird  Mimus polyglottos


1, Overseas Highway/US-1, Summerland Key, 05/01.

1, channel between US-1 and Park Drive South, Summerland Key, 05/01.

1, Overseas Highway/US-1, Summerland Key, 06/01.

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 06/01.

2, West Shore Drive, Summerland Key, 06/01.

1, West Shore Drive, Summerland Key, 07/01.

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 08/01.

1, south side of Cudjoe Key, 08/01.

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 10/01.

3, West Shore Drive, Summerland Key, 10/01.

1, Mobil garage, Summerland Key, 11/01.

5, counted from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 12/01.

1, Key Largo > South Dixie Highway > Miami Airport, 12/01.

 

Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  Fraser Simpson 2014

 

European Starling  Sturnus vulgaris


40, on telelgraph wires along Overseas Highway/US-1, Summerland Key, 05/01.

7, Overseas Highway/US-1, Summerland Key, 06/01.

29, Overseas Highway/US-1, Summerland Key, 07/01.

7, Overseas Highway/US-1, Summerland Key, 10/01.

23, flew over southern side of Summerland Key, 10/01.

17, Overseas Highway/US-1, Summerland Key, 11/01.

84, counted from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 12/01.

105, Key Largo > South Dixie Highway > Miami Airport, 12/01.

 

Common Myna  Acridotheres tristis


1, Key Largo, 12/01.

 

American Crow  Corvus brachyrhychos


8, Key Largo > South Dixie Highway > Miami Airport, 12/01.

 

Fish Crow   Corvus ossifragus


1, Key Largo > South Dixie Highway > Miami Airport, 12/01.

 

Tree Swallow  Tachycineta bicolor


1, south side of Cudjoe Key, 08/01.

1, south side of Cudjoe Key, 09/01.

 

Katherine Street pond  Fraser Simpson 2014

The freshwater pond on Katherine Street, Summerland Key

 

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  Polioptila caerulea


2, heard along channel between US-1 and Park Drive South, Summerland Key, 05/01.

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 06/01.

2, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 06/01.

2, 45th Street, Summerland Key, 06/01.

1, Margaret Street, Summerland Key, 07/01.

1. Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 07/01.

1, 41st Street, Summerland Key, 07/01.

1, channel between Overseas Highway and Park Drive South, Summerland Key, 07/01.

2, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 08/01.

2, 46th Street, Summerland Key, 08/01.

1, along channel along La Fitte Drive, Cudjoe Key, 09/01.

1, along channel between Buccaneer Lane & John Silver Lane, Cudjoe Key, 09/01.

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 10/01.

1, Margaret Street, Summerland Key, 10/01.

1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 10/01.

2, Margaret Street, Summerland Key, 11/01.

1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 11/01.

1, West Shore Drive, Summerland Key, 11/01.

 

Gray Catbird  Dumettela carolinensis


2, Margaret Street, Summerland Key, 06/01.

1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 08/01.

1, Margaret Street, Summerland Key, 10/01.

1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 10/01.

1, along channel of Caribbean Drive East, Summerland Key, 10/01.

 

 Gray Catbird  Dumettela carolinensis


  Sonogram of Gray Catbird calls

Katherine Street, Summerland Key, Florida, United States  24 39' 9.57" N  81 26' 19.37" W

6 January 2014

Sonogram of calls from a bird in thick scrub.

[File name: graycatbirdLS111734ecut]

    Gray Catbird

 

Yellow-rumped Warbler  Setophaga coronata


1, 40th Street, Summerland Key, 07/01.

1, West Shore Drive, Summerland Key, 07/01.

 

Florida Prairie Warbler  Setophaga discolor paludicola


1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 06/01.

1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 06/01.

4, 45th Street, Summerland Key, 06/01.

1, West Shore Drive, Summerland Key, 06/01.

1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 07/01.

1, West Shore Drive, Summerland Key, 07/01.

2, 46th Street, Summerland Key, 08/01.

1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 10/01.

1, Margaret Street, Summerland Key, 11/01.

 

Palm Warbler  Setophaga palmarum


Common in most areas. Some counts:

10+, Mote Marine Lab, Summerland Key, 05/01.

1, Overseas Highway/US-1, Summerland Key, 05/01.

Several, channel between US-1 and Park Drive South, Summerland Key, 05/01.

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 06/01.

3, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 06/01.

1, West Shore Drive, Summerland Key, 07/01.

10+, gardens along channel between Overseas Highway and Park Drive South, Summerland Key, 07/01.

4, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 08/01.

4, 46th Street, Summerland Key, 08/01.

5, south side of Cudjoe Key, 08/01.

Several, around channels on southern side of Cudjoe Key, 09/01.

3, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 10/01.

2, Margaret Street, Summerland Key, 10/01.

1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 10/01.

1, West Shore Drive, Summerland Key, 10/01.

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 11/01.

2, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 11/01.

1, 46th Street, Summerland Key, 11/01.

 

Yellow Warbler  Setophaga petechia


1, Katherine Street, Summerland Key, 11/01.

 

Yellow-throated Warbler  Setophaga dominica


1, Margaret Street, Summerland Key, 11/01.

 

Orange-crowned Warbler  Oreothlypis celata


1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 10/01.

 

Northern Parula  Setophaga americana


1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 10/01.

1, Margaret Street, Summerland Key, 11/01.

 

Northern Cardinal  Cardinalis cardinalis


1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 06/01.

1, Margaret Street, Summerland Key, 07/01.

1, Katherine Street, Summerland Key, 08/01.

1, 46th Street, Summerland Key, 08/01.

2, along channel on south side of Privateer Drive, Cudjoe Key, 09/01.

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 10/01.

1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 10/01.

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 11/01.

 

Red-winged Blackbird  Agelaius phoeniceus


Fairly common in most areas. Some counts:

5, at birdtable on channel between US-1 and Park Drive South, Summerland Key, 05/01.

57, Mobil garage, Overseas Highway/US-1, Summerland Key, 06/01.

6, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 06/01.

18, West Shore Drive, Summerland Key, 06/01.

43, Mobil garage, Overseas Highway/US-1, Summerland Key, 07/01.

2, West Shore Drive, Summerland Key, 07/01.

3, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 08/01.

15, south side of Cudjoe Key, 08/01.

33, south side of Cudjoe Key, 09/01.

26, Mobil garage, Summerland Key, 10/01.

13, West Shore Drive, Summerland Key, 10/01.

44, Mobil garage, US-1, Summerland Key, 11/01.

52, counted from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 12/01.

 

Common Grackle  Quiscalus quiscula


3, West Shore Drive, Summerland Key, 06/01.

2, counted from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 12/01.

 

Boat-tailed Grackle  Quiscalus major


2, near Miami Airport, 12/01.

 

House Sparrow  Passer domesticus


7, Miami International Airport, 12/01.

 

 Royal Tern (Sterna maxima)  Fraser Simpson 2014

 

   Mangroves  Fraser Simpson 2014

   

All photographs 2014  F. S. Simpson

Fraser's Birding Website  fssbirding.org.uk

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