It’s our country’s birthday! To celebrate, Goldy (our resident feline ornithologist) is issuing a challenge to our blog readers. She wants you to get out and find as many red, white, and blue bird-birds as you can! Some suggestions:
Red: Northern Cardinal, Summer Tanager
White: White Ibis, Snowy Egret, Great Egret, juvenile Little Blue Heron, American White Pelican, any of the gulls and terns
Blue: Blue Jay, Eastern Bluebird, Blue Grosbeak, Barn Swallow, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Purple Martin, Florida Scrub Jay, Little Blue Heron, Tricolored Heron, Indigo Bunting
Yes, you can find all those in Central Florida in summertime! So go have fun and enjoy your Fourth of July! :)
What a fun challenge!
We went walking on the General Van Fleet Trail this morning but only spotted Downy Woodpeckers and a few unknown brownish/grayish birds on the trail. But we did see plenty of Sandhill Cranes on the way there, and they do have red on them, and lots of Cattle Egrets (white). So I’m only missing a blue bird. I saw a blue heron by the lake near out house yesterday, but with all the July 4th activity, it wasn’t there this morning.
Goldy saw a red cardinal, white ibis, and blue jay out of her window this morning. Now she’s hiding from the noise of fireworks!