Friday, April 03, 2015

White-Eyed Vireo

White-Eyed Vireo
While travelling in Southwest Florida. I decided to hike the 2.5 mile boardwalk trail through the Autubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.  I’d heard it was an interesting walk with the possibility of seeing several species of birds.
I was happy that someone pointed out a black-eyed vireo building a small nest. By the time I could see it, the tiny bird had flown away.  I assumed that if it were building a nest, it will probably be back and, five minutes later it came back with a piece of plant material.  It poked around quite a bit, then even snuggled into the nest, seemingly to make sure it was comfortable.  Satisfied with the work, the bird flew off again.  I photographed it returning to the nest four times.  It was the first time I had seen this bird and was lucky to be able to photograph it.

Here is the site that helped my identify this specie -

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