A few days at the beach is just what was needed before heading north to cooler temps. Many birds were lingering along the shoreline at Caravelle's Ho Hum RV Park such as this spring clad Laughing Gull. We had many Marbled Godwits and Red Knots also molting into their finest.
|Redhead Duck - head close up|
|Hooded Warbler (abundant)|
We spent 2 days at St. George Island State Park where an Oak/Pine/Palm Hammock drew in migrants from across the gulf.
St. George's Island is 9 miles of beautiful dunes and beaches where we will try birding during the peak migration some day.
We drove to the Florida Caverns State Park, beautiful Spring flowers lined the roadways such as this Yellow Pitcher Plant.
|Yellow Pitcher Plant Flower|
|Soda Straw Stalactites|
The caverns were 8 rooms of beautiful formations with low tunnels to duck through to each room.
|Wedding Cake and Organ formation|
Heading north we stayed at Wind Creek State Park in Alabama. Camped on a beautiful lake and found many birds and other flora and fauna.
|Sweet Gum Flower and Seed Cluster|
|Northern Cricket Frog|
|Spider Egg Case|
|Question Mark Butterfly|
Gorgeous full moon over the water at Lake Murphyboro State Park in Tennessee. Next morning as we drove early we saw the full lunar eclipse in the clear skies.
Onward, northward to Wisconsin; which we reached on Easter morning. Birding familiar "haunts" again.
Until next time, Love & Prayers,
Ida & Ty Baumann