For some reason I’ve never seen a thread here on birding, but there’s one now! I live in Jacksonville Florida BTW.
So, what have been your recent sightings of note? Me, I noticed at twilight a few nights back a number of wading birds flying towards a certain direction west of my apartment. This usually indicates that they are going to a nighttime roostery, which is typically situated on small islands with trees in the middle of a pond. After I drove around a bit I was able to roughly cross-correlate their flightpaths, and then I went to Google maps and tried to find a pond fitting the requisite description, where I indeed found 3 candidate ponds in the correct direction.
Went out the next evening and, after driving around in the residential subdivision in question for a bit, found them! Managed to find a good vantage point and just watched them stream in over the course of an hour-my rough count (blocked by vegetation) indicated about 200+ white ibises, 90 Great Egrets, and around 30-50 each of Little Blue Herons, Tricolored Herons, and Snowy Egrets. No Great Blues tho, which usually tend to do their own thing anyway.