Luckily around me, there are so many remote areas and pull-offs in Everglades NP, 10,000 Islands NWR, and Big Cypress Preserve, that it is still easy to venture out and be the only person or one of a handful of others, so social distancing is not a problem.
I headed to 10,000 Islands NWR yesterday morning for some one-on-one with nature. As soon as I crossed the ‘bridge’ to the walking path, movement occurred in the tree before me.
Into the tree’s shadows, I spotted this bird sporting bold white “spectacles”!
Welcome #204 to my bird lifer list, the Blue-headed Vireo!
Blue-headed Vireo with his wings tucked tight!
I was so thankful he turned around before taking off!
I really did not do this bird’s beautiful coloring justice with its blueish-gray head, mossy green back, and greenish-yellow to white underparts.
Seeing this bird immediately put a ‘happy dance’ in my step as I ventured on to the path to see what else I could find! 😊