St. Lucie Audubon Society

American Kestrels

OCT. 11, 2014, SLAS FIELD TRIP REPORT
INDRIO SAVANNAHS PRESERVE

 We began our trip on a calm, sunny morning with a group of 16 enthusiastic birders.

The trip was led by Irene-Eva Ries, Certified Florida Master Naturalist.  Eva did a splendid job of sharing her knowledge of bird species and the Florida habitat.  Eva pointed out some beautiful wildflowers and we saw a group of wild Florida Poinsettias.  Along the way we noticed the intricate web of a Zipper Weaver Spider.

Our birding adventure included some exciting finds; we were followed by a group of gregarious Florida Scrub Jays.  We saw two Eagles perched on a tree near a large nest and later we spotted an Eagle trying to take away an Osprey’s meal in midair. We also noticed the beginning of a kettle of Ospreys high in the sky.

We saw a total of 19 Species: 

Overall, we had an enjoyable fun day.

Report Submitted by - Adella Blacka

 

Bald Eagle

Florida Scrub Jay