|male Painted Buntings at the Merritt Island NWR visitor center by Gabriel aged 9|
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Patience is a virtue: Gabe's Painted Buntings
I received an email from Jen Cenker last week about her son Gabriel who is a terrific young birder and Wings Over Florida participant. I had the pleasure of meeting them both at the Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival. Gabe is working hard to earn his Scrub-jay level certificate and only needed another 12 species to do so. After spending time checking out all the vendors at Space Coast HQ Gabe and his Mom went to Merritt Island NWR to try and photograph a male Painted Bunting. After waiting patiently for quite some time he finally got a picture. Great job Gabe, looking forward to receiving your Scrub-jay application in the very near future.