The official first bird seen in Florida was a Black Vulture that flew below us as we approached the airport for landing, followed by a Snowy Egret fishing one of the runway ponds. Turkey Vultures were numerous along westbound I-4 toward Lakeland, and the highlight of that drive was a Swallow-tailed Kite that flew across the road in front of us.
After unpacking and taking Mom for dinner, I grabbed the camera stuff and ran down to the lagoon in the center of the RV park. A Limpkin was feeding along the near shore but in the shade, so I didn't bother trying to photograph it. The late afternoon sun was shining on a pair of Common Moorhen, so I took the opportunity to take pics of a roosting bird with both the Nikon D300/400mm f/5.6 and a corresponding digiscoped image w/ the Coolpix P5000/Zeiss 85.
Having just received a new flash unit, I took the opportunity to play with it and a Better-Beamer Flash Xtender - I need to practice... Most photos were either under or over-exposed. Its getting late so I head back in.
Tomorrow is the Tigers v Blue-Jays game at Joker Marchant Stadium. I'll be taking the cameras to the game since we have seats just behind the Tigers dugout. Should be fun!