Dyeyo and I were excited to go to the Circle B Bar Reserve this morning after all the good birds that I saw there yesterday. Until we saw the clouds. And the runners. There were hundreds of people gathered this morning to run a 5K race right up and down the trails. Dyeyo and I spotted a Sora before the race began, but the runners scared it off. It was disappointing for the bird club who did not get to see it. I think it’s great to share the reserve with people who might learn to appreciate nature, but it’s upsetting to see the birds disturbed by the people. Dyeyo and I almost left, but we decided to check out the Alligator Alley trail instead (it was not part of the race). We were glad we did – we came across the bobcat in mid-trail! It was Dyeyo’s first time to see him. He posed nicely for us!
Bird Species List (22 total): White Ibis, Anhinga, Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Common Gallinule, Common Yellowthroat, Double-Crested Cormorant, Eastern Phoebe, Gray Catbird, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, House Wren, Limpkin, Northern Parula, Palm Warbler, Red-Bellied Woodpecker, Red-Shouldered Hawk, Red-winged Blackbird, Sora, Tricolored Heron, White-Eyed Vireo, Wood Stork