I drove down to Bill Bagg State Park and parked at the extreme south end of the park. It was hot and humid, and the lenses fogged up as I got out of the car, despite driving w/o A/C.
Crandon Park. It wasn’t much better.
Matheson Hammock County Park just across the street from Fairchild Gardens. I walked a trail out to large open field, and the only birds seen were a pair of Fish Crows chasing a juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk.
A pair of Red-faced (Mitred) Parakeets flew overhead screeching, but provided no pics. Only other birds heard were Red-bellied Woodpeckers.
Fairchild Gardens. After paying an entrance fee I hiked the gardens looking for birds. The bird list was short, and most of the migrant warblers had left, so there wasn’t going to be much birdlife around. So, I did the next best thing: look for lizards!
Then some time in the Butterfly Garden.
Then trying to find my way out of the place. Before doing so a pair of Yellow-chevronned Parrots flew by.
It was just after lunch, so I decided to drive back toward the airport to look for psittacids. Just north of the airport is Miami Springs and a good location for parrots. I found none. It was hot enough inside the car that my iPhone overheated and shut itself off! I was stuck navigating the area w/o a map so I just followed I-95 to US-27 N and miraculously found myself right where I needed to be.