A few days ago, a Vermilion Flycatcher was found along the Little Big Econ River, very close to where it meets with the St. Johns River. This morning I decided to walk the Kilbee Tract of the Little Big Econ WMA to see if I could find it. It was a pretty easy walk to get to the spot.
This particular individual is a female, and I have no photos of females, plus it was my first for Seminole County. It’s such a fantastic bird.
After finding the flycatcher I decided to walk the shore of the Little Big Econ to look at the St. Johns. Unfortunately, there’s a fence prohibiting you from doing that. However, just walking the grassy and muddy areas next to the Econ was pretty wonderful.
There were 23 Black-bellied Plovers, 4 Long-billed Dowitchers and an assortment of both species of yellowlegs. Other highlights were about 30 American Pipits and a “Krider’s” Red-tailed Hawk.
You can see my full eBird checklist here. I had 71 species on the morning. Here’s the path I took with the location of the flycatcher.