Note: this post is back-dated
In May I had 12 checklists to contribute to my 2017 Green Birding List. I recorded 59 species total and added five new for the year (Wood Duck, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Bobolink, Least Sandpiper, and Northern Bobwhite). In May 2015 I had 69 species. The complete list for this year is at the end of this post.
Here are some photographic (mostly non-bird) highlights from the month.
Yellow Rat Snake at Gemini Springs | 01 May 2017
Little Blue Heron (missing foot) at Lake Monroe Park | 02 May 2017
Northern Cardinal at Gemini Springs | 09 May 2017
Bald Eagle at Trout Lake | 16 May 2017
I biked to Trout Lake 4 times looking for Solitary Sandpipers to add to my list, but didn’t have any luck. I did find one the only time I drove there. Otherwise I had four nice visits to the wetland as it progressively dried up throughout the month.
Sandhill Cranes at Trout Lake | 16 May 2017
Black Racer at Gemini Springs | 30 May 2017
Green Anole at Gemini Springs | 30 May 2017
Raccoon family at Gemini Springs | 30 May 2017
Green Birding List for May 2017
Great Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron
Great Crested Flycatcher