Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | November 25, 2009 @ 6:28 am

As the Front Rolls In…

Rains over most of Florida. We did not note a whole lot of movement last night. A dry air mass will move in as the rains boogie out and a cold front will bring down temps into the 50’s by Thanksgiving night. Hopefully the front will bring down some winter migrants for us all to enjoy on our Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Good Birding…

Nature is Awesome,
Angel & Mariel



  1. Last night, 11/24, just before sunset, I found a 1st winter Franklin’s Gull at Daytona Beach Shores, Volusia County. The bird was located on the beach, just north of Frank Rendon Park. The large gull concentrations are beginning again for the winter. There were about 10,000+ gulls on the beach, mostly Laughing Gulls, so this is much like looking for a needle in a haystack.

    Look for a bird that is very much like a Laughing Gull, but slightly smaller, with distinctly shorter legs. The black on the head is more solidly black than most of the Laughing Gulls and this really sets off the bold white eye-arcs. Note that the bill is also smaller and the bird is chunkier and more compact.

    Michael Brothers


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