#848 Florida Scrubjay at Bugshot 2012

OK. This is the second to last day at Bugshot and a hurricane is coming. I’m staying at the Archbold Biological Station, home to one of the major, possibly the largest breeding colony of the endangered Florida Scrubjay. I’m told they come to the parking lot here but I still haven’t seen one. So this morning early I took off across the railroad tracks before breakfast and promised myself I wasn’t turning around until I found a scrub jay. And I was not disappointed:

Florida Scrub Jay in sand

The photo is less than it should be. I was using a Sigma 180mm macro lens instead of my usual 400mm bird lens, but I saw the bird! In fact, I saw several. That’s #848 and a Florida endemic!

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