#814(758 old ABA) is White-cheeked Pintail. Virginia Key, Miami, Florida.
Caught another red-eye flight to get into Miami first thing this morning. Met my good friend Nicole at Virginia Key. The holding ponds were empty when we arrived.
Access is restricted so we headed to our cars to bird elsewhere. As we were leaving, I saw some Mottled Ducks flying in out of the corner of my eye. Sure enough, the Pintail was with them!!
A quick celebration and then 2 hours to drive to the other coast where my bed is waiting. It’s good to be home!