|Trio of White-crowned Pigeons in Key West|
|Well nearly a blue sky!|
Oh, there'd been other chances for pix of White-crowns but not so close or with such a good setting. White-crowns are so regal looking - for pigeons anyway.
We made a short stop at the Key West Wildlife Center where injured critters find health care and solace. We ran across far more convalescing critters than wild birds there. I did enjoy the chance to get up front and personal with a small flock of juvenile White Ibis.
We then returned to Fort Zachary Taylor Park for a long morning walk on the look-out for interesting birds and hopefully a few vagrant birds. The park held quite a number of warblers.
|Cape May Warbler|
|Tennessee Warbler with caterpillar snack|
|Black and White Warbler|
|male Blackpoll Warbler|
|male Chestnut-sided Warbler|
While roaming around in the shrubbery what we hoped was a Connecticut Warbler was heard. I was really praying for that one to pan out, but the energetic songster was a pretty little Northern Waterthrush.
|Trilling Northern Waterthrush|
|Northern Waterthrush no longer pretending to be a Connecticut Warbler|
|Green Heron up a tree|
|Steve, Marian and Larry posing for me at Zachary Taylor|
|A view of a Fort Zachary Taylor wall|
|Only slightly better view of Fort Zachary Taylor|
|The fort is just to the right of this photo (with cruise ship in distance)|
|This spot complete with canon balls is located inside the fort which I never went into|
|Cassius Blue Butterfly|
|Zebra Longwing Butterfly|