Our Christmas Party this year was once again held at Cowpokes Watering Hole in Sebring.
A big shout-out to Margaret Gleave for taking all the wonderful donations our members brought for our furry friends.
Everyone was in a festive holiday mood. It was so nice to converse with everyone. A few members will be off to visit family soon, so safe travels.
This year we honored Carol Smart for all the years she was the editor and publisher of our Sightings newsletter. Jim Upchurch gave her one of his amazing photos and our President Dale Gills presented her with a commemorative crystal award.
Red Shoulder Hawk, Pileated Woodpecker, Blue Jay, N. Mockingbiard, Mourning Dove, Am. Crow, Eastern Phoebe, Cattle Egret, Eastern Meadowlark, White Ibis, Savannah Sparrow, Mottled Duck, Robin, Catbird, Palm Warbler, Killdear, Loggerhead Shrike, Tree Swallow, Boat Tailed Grackle, Common Grackle, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Greater Yellowlegs, Northern Bobwhite
Limpkin, Belted Kingfisher, Blue/Gray Gnatcatcher, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Great-crested Flycatcher, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Ring-billed Gull, Osprey, Snail Kite, Little Blue Heron, Pine Warbler, Carolina Wren
Common Moorhen, American Coot, Pied-billed Grebe, Cardinal, Ring-necked Duck, Blue-winged Teal, Fish Crow
A lovely day with quite the usual species, The birds of the day included a skimmer and a solo plover.
Two swamp buggies full of HCAS birders enjoyed a beautiful day on the ranch. Coming in we were greeted with 40 plus roseate spoonbills.