Range Tracking

Full Moon Bird Count

Images from dawn to dusk starting with the monthly bird count at the Indian River Club with Joe Carroll and Roz James, which began with a glorious sunrise.
The family of Florida Scrub-Jays is doing well including their sporadic trap training for the eventful day when they will receive their leg bands. Here one of the Jays retrieves a peanut from a mock cage. A real cage will be substituted when it comes time to catch and band the birds.
Not a large variety of birds this month so the often overlooked White Ibis can be featured, like this one ruffling its feathers to start the day.
Note the tangle of grass on this Ibis’ long bill.
Mottled Duck bird art – from a pair at the Indian River Club slowly paddling by as they kept a close watch on us.
Osprey bird art – from the Indian River Club as the Osprey flew out of a pine tree.
Dusk saw tonight’s Harvest Moon rising over the shopping centers west of Vero Beach.
Tonight’s full Moon is also a Supermoon, so called when a full Moon coincides in its elliptical orbit with its closest approach to the Earth.

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