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An appetizer for spring break birding

New York, NY

overcast 48 °F

This afternoon, I flew a rather uneventful Delta flight out of JFK airport on my way to Florida for spring break!

Before even getting to the terminal at JFK, though, I snapped a few photos of waterfowl at the wetland area right beside the AirTrain station.

There were a couple nice male BUFFLEHEADS around:

Two AMERICAN BLACK DUCKS and five HOODED MERGANSERS were lined up on the opposite side of a pond, with a NORTHERN SHOVELER in the background:

So after a two-hour flight, I landed safely in Orlando, FL in the evening where I met my dad for a week of birding and herping in Florida! Bird-of-the-day to the Buffleheads with runner-up to the Hooded Mergansers, with both being fancy ducks!

My dad’s concert hall for his tour performance tomorrow night.

And the entrance to our hotel for the night.

And before I sign off, I have to include a recent random distant shot of a PEREGRINE FALCON from my dorm room in NYC — super awesome to get this as a daily “yard” bird!

Do stay tuned. I will get out and do a bit of casual Orlando birding tomorrow!

Happy birding,
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Posted by skwclar 04:19 Archived in USA

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The roof design of this concert hall looks as if it is inspired by birds' wings.

by liz cifani

Fun to see the hooded merganser AND Bufflehead. Glad you have a peregrine friend. We have a neighboring Cooper's hawk; Peregrines downtown sometimes

by Mary Mac

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