I left the Lehigh Valley International Airport and flew to Fort Lauderdale by way of Pittsburgh. After picking up my rental car, I headed for the Frostproof area. Along the way, I saw Anhinga, Snowy Egret, Little Blue Heron, Tricolored Heron, Cattle Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, White Ibis, Swallow-tailed Kite, Northern Bobwhite, Common Moorhen, White-winged Dove, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Loggerhead Shrike, and Boat-tailed Grackle. I stopped along Lake Walk-In-The-Water Road near Lake Weohyakapka northeast of Frostproof and scanned the skies where I was lucky to find a dark morph Short-tailed Hawk flying over the treeline. Osprey and Bald Eagle were also sighted from there.
The night was spent at the Prince of Wales Motel in Lake Wales.