The Celery Fields, Sarasota FL

The Celery Fields is a park near Sarasota FL which has the active participation of the Audubon Society. There is a path to walk around the marshland and two boardwalks with a covered pavilion at the end for rainy days.

Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t very cooperative and I arrived on a damp and cloudy day.  It wasn’t great for photography but was an opportunity to watch the many marsh birds there.  It was the first time I had actually seen a Pie-billed Grebe catch a fish and swallow it whole.

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There were a pair of them in the reeds near the southern boardwalk hanging out with some American Coots.  On the other side of the boardwalk was a sleeping duck who had one eye open to see what I was up to.

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Walking on the north side on the path along Palmer Road I saw a cluster of many types of waders including several Roseate Spoonbills.

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Further along, I found this Limpkin off on it’s own and a Red-winged Blackbird in the growth near the path.

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He wasn’t as showy as the one I found later at Venice Rookery but still a chirpy little fellow.


About birds n' bugs

Retired, living in SW Florida and spending my time at nature photography in my local area. I volunteer with a couple of local organizations to help my adopted home town. Travelling is now by airplane and car instead of a sailboat but happy anyway.
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1 Response to The Celery Fields, Sarasota FL

  1. chatou11 says:

    When I saw the first photo, I thought there must be a lot of life in that place. So many different birds. Thanks for sharing

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