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Smooth-Billed Ani on corner of SW 157th avenue and 8th street (West Miami-Dade)

Heard call while riding bike down 8th street. Stopped and got good looks and pics of it at the top of tree. Will add pics in a comment shortly.

Comments

Joseph Montes de Oca
19 days ago

Checklist with images:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37911019

Toe
19 days ago

Nice to see some Anis showing up again. Maybe their population will rebound. What's truly amazing is that you rode bike down SW 8th street, and lived to tell about it! Last time I drove down 8th Street I was rear-ended and my car was totaled.

Stephen Paez
19 days ago

The ani was there this morning at 7:30 at that intersection, southern side.

Joseph Montes de Oca
17 days ago

Stephen, good to hear that it's continuing. It was a big surprise for me and made my day!

Toe, that sounds awful. speaking of accidents on 8th street, I prevented one (a fender bender anyway) while watching the ani! A lady waiting to make a right to go east on 8th st off 157th thought the car in front of her had had already gone and was only looking west for oncoming traffic and was creeping forward (nearly into the car in front of her). I saw this happening and basically put my hands on my head with an expression of (AHHHH!) and she noticed and slammed her brakes. Not a typical birding moment but maybe it is on 8th street!

Rangel Diaz
17 days ago

Continues along the south side of Tamiami as of 10am 7/4/2017.

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