Birding Gemini Springs, August 2014

August was a funny month. I spent the first week or so in Illinois, helping my parents to move out of my childhood home. The next week or so was spent helping them get settled into living with us here in Florida, and getting their stuff settled into storage and in various spots in our house. I got to bird at Gemini Springs 3 times, where I recorded 31 species of bird (in August 2013 I managed 40 species in 7 visits). For some reason I took no photos. It was hot and I didn’t see anything particularly exciting. The September eBirder of the Month Challenge is to record at least 20 checklists from a patch, so I reckon I’ll have some more to say about birding at Gemini Springs in about a month (hopefully I won’t get sick of it like I did the last time they ran this particular challenge).

Gemini Springs, August 2014 month bird list
Wild Turkey – Meleagris gallopavo
Anhinga – Anhinga anhinga
Great Blue Heron – Ardea herodias
Great Egret – Ardea alba
Little Blue Heron – Egretta caerulea
Tricolored Heron – Egretta tricolor
White Ibis – Eudocimus albus
Osprey – Pandion haliaetus
Red-shouldered Hawk – Buteo lineatus
Common Gallinule – Gallinula galeata
American Coot – Fulica americana
Mourning Dove – Zenaida macroura
Chimney Swift – Chaetura pelagica
Belted Kingfisher – Megaceryle alcyon
Red-bellied Woodpecker – Melanerpes carolinus
Pileated Woodpecker – Dryocopus pileatus
Great Crested Flycatcher – Myiarchus crinitus
White-eyed Vireo – Vireo griseus
Red-eyed Vireo – Vireo olivaceus
Blue Jay – Cyanocitta cristata
American Crow – Corvus brachyrhynchos
Fish Crow – Corvus ossifragus
Tufted Titmouse – Baeolophus bicolor
Carolina Wren – Thryothorus ludovicianus
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher – Polioptila caerulea
American Redstart – Setophaga ruticilla
Northern Parula – Setophaga americana
Yellow-throated Warbler – Setophaga dominica
Prairie Warbler – Setophaga discolor
Northern Cardinal – Cardinalis cardinalis
Boat-tailed Grackle – Quiscalus major

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