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In November I recorded 69 species over 6 checklists for my green birding list. Last year just birding Gemini Springs I had 67 species in 7 trips. There were no new year birds for the green list during the month. Here are some photographic highlights from my green birding trips in November 2015:
Eastern Phoebe at Gemini Springs | 09 NOV 2015
Walking back into the park from the bike path on November 9th, I caught site of a huge snakeskin hanging from a large oak tree. I took a few photos but nothing shows the scale of this thing — I guess it was two inches wide and maybe five feet long. And it was at least 30 feet up in the tree! What kind of big monster snake left this thing?!
Unidentified snakeskin at Gemini Springs | 09 NOV 2015
Palm Warbler at Gemini Springs | 23 NOV 2015
On November 23rd I was really surprised to see a pair of Bald Eagles perched on power structure near a well-used Osprey nest. I’m not sure if this is the Gemini Springs pair or other birds.
Bald Eagles outside of Gemini Springs | 23 NOV 2015
White Ibises at Gemini Springs | 30 NOV 2015
Northern Cardinal at Gemini Springs | 30 NOV 2015