In the Keys

In the Keys for the past few days, and as of tonight, after a lot of serious up- before-the-crack-of-dawn mornings, running all up and down Highway 1, count ‘em FOUR new birds to the list, now at 706:  American Flamingo, Antillean Nighthawk, Audubon’s Shearwater and Black Noddy (photos today at Dry Tortogas National Park - first one, I’m at the top of the the fort looking through my scope out at Bush Key at the Black Noddy; this place is an amazing migrant trap, all kinds of great birds stopping for a break before pushing on).  Tomorrow, fingers crossed, the rare Bahama Mockingbird, which I dipped on yesterday in Key West, nowhere to be found, but reappeared today, while we were out in the Gulf.