Cara-Cara – Virea Wetlands: Viera, Florida: Prior to the last year and half I had seen very view Cara-Caras. But, over the last year and half I have spent considerable time north of Lake Okeechobee in Florida’s prairie country where Cara-Caras are quite common. This shot was made at the Viera Wetlands, which is a great place to see and photograph Cara-Caras, but you have to be there on the right day at the right time. I’ve seen the birds there about one out of every three visits. Also, I have never seen a Cara-Cara without a band on it's leg (legs) at the wetlands.Further south, north of lake Okeechobee, I have found lots of birds without bands. Cara-Cara can often be found in this area along county and state roads perched on fence post and tree stubs. Using your automobile as a blind can provide excellent opportunities.
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