Images of Black and White Warblers captured on a recent visit to Fort De Soto Park in Tierra Verde (FL). The photos were taken in the grove of Mulberry trees near the Bay Pier parking area, a well-known magnet for migrating songbirds.
The weather patterns have not been conducive to coastal sightings of migratory birds along the panhandle of Florida this year. In the absence of strong north winds, the birds are flying across the Gulf and making their first landing much further inland. Thus, using eBird hotspots to find locations where migrating songbirds were being seen, I made a 3 day birding trip to Ft. De Soto State Park near Tierra Verde, FL. Images of Prairie Warblers, a species noticeably absent from the galleries in my Smugmug web site, are featured in this post.