Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

This morning I found an hour to walk through the nature trails at Bill Sadowski Park in Palmetto Bay, Florida. It was a relaxing stroll, and my freshly-applied insect repellent seemed to have the mosquitoes baffled. I was greeted at the trail entrance be three Indian Peafowl. I observed an exciting squirrel fight up in the tree tops. I watched a lazy raccoon sleeping in the branches of a banyan tree. The trees were alive with bird calls of many different different types, most of which I never saw. I did see Northern Mockingbirds, Blue Jays, Northern Cardinals, Blue-gray Gnatcatchers and some Northern Parulas, the latter two being firsts for my Year List and Life List. I managed to capture a couple photos of a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher that seemed worthy of posting.

He didn’t stay put for long.  I was lucky to get these shots.

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)

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