Bronzed Cowbirds in La Carreta Parking Lot, 12/27/2015

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After finding our Burrowing Owls, we drove down to Miami-Dade County and stopped at a La Carreta Cuban Restaurant.

We didn’t go for the food, though I would have loved to have tried the food there (I love Cuban food).

We went to find cowbirds in the parking lot. It wasn’t long before we started finding them everywhere, usually hiding under the cars behind the restaurant.

At one point, two perched up on top of a car. Those were probably my best pictures, even if their setting is anything but natural.

The sun captured the purple iridescence of one pretty well.

Bronzed Cowbird
Bronzed Cowbird
Bronzed Cowbird

Here’s my eBird checklist for the the La Carreta parking lot. The only other bird of any interest we saw here was a .

 

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Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons, based in Florida, is a lover of nature, landscape, and wildlife photography. Scott became interested in photography in 2001 when he was given his first SLR camera. When he acquired a telephoto lens, he became progressively more interested in birds and other wildlife. Scott enjoys learning about bird habitats and behavior, striving always to take images that are both beautiful and interpretive. Scott believes photography is a great vehicle to help others to appreciate the wonder for the stuff of earth.

Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons, based in Florida, is a lover of nature, landscape, and wildlife photography. Scott became interested in photography in 2001 when he was given his first SLR camera. When he acquired a telephoto lens, he became progressively more interested in birds and other wildlife. Scott enjoys learning about bird habitats and behavior, striving always to take images that are both beautiful and interpretive. Scott believes photography is a great vehicle to help others to appreciate the wonder for the stuff of earth.

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Hernán Torres

Great photos!