Birding Gemini Springs, June 2014

Yes, I skipped birding at Gemini Springs completely in May. For nearly the entire month I was out of the country. I did some birding elsewhere — hopefully some of that will make it onto the blog eventually.

During June I birded at Gemini Springs just 4 times (!!!), for a total of 37 species. Yikes. Huh, it’s not too shabby for me, apparently — I saw 39 in June 2013 and 27 in June 2012. I didn’t get any new or spectacular birds (duh) but I actually found two new (to me, not rare at all) butterflies.

Here are some photo highlights from birding at Gemini Springs during June 2014.

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)
Red-shouldered Hawk | 02 June 2014

Limpkin (Aramus guarauna)
Limpkin | 09 June 2014

warning sign
new sign, yay! | 09 June 2014

Immature Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)
Darling little loud begging confused clumsy goofball baby Blue Jay | 09 June 2014

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)
Calm cool collected adult Blue Jay | 16 June 2014

Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)
Variegated Fritillary (new to my life list) | 16 June 2014

nesting turtle
Freshwater turtle digging in the middle of a path — good luck, mama!| 16 June 2014

swimming turtle
Freshwater turtle swimming under the fishing pier | 16 June 2014

Raccoon [Procyon lotor]
Raccoon peek-a-boo | 30 June 2014

Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)
Gray Hairstreak (new to my life list) | 30 June 2014

Marsh Rabbit  (Sylvilagus palustris)
Marsh Rabbit | 30 June 2014

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Gemini Springs, June 2014 month bird list

Wild Turkey – Meleagris gallopavo
Anhinga – Anhinga anhinga
Great Blue Heron – Ardea herodias
Great Egret – Ardea alba
Snowy Egret – Egretta thula
Cattle Egret – Bubulcus ibis
Green Heron – Butorides virescens
White Ibis – Eudocimus albus
Black Vulture – Coragyps atratus
Turkey Vulture – Cathartes aura
Osprey – Pandion haliaetus
Red-shouldered Hawk – Buteo lineatus
Common Gallinule – Gallinula galeata
American Coot – Fulica americana
Limpkin – Aramus guarauna
Black-necked Stilt – Himantopus mexicanus
Mourning Dove – Zenaida macroura
Chimney Swift – Chaetura pelagica
Ruby-throated Hummingbird – Archilochus colubris
Red-bellied Woodpecker – Melanerpes carolinus
Downy Woodpecker – Picoides pubescens
Northern Flicker – Colaptes auratus
Pileated Woodpecker – Dryocopus pileatus
Great Crested Flycatcher – Myiarchus crinitus
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
Northern Mockingbird – Mimus polyglottos
Northern Parula – Setophaga americana
Eastern Towhee – Pipilo erythrophthalmus
Northern Cardinal – Cardinalis cardinalis
Red-winged Blackbird – Agelaius phoeniceus
Boat-tailed Grackle – Quiscalus major

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