Monday, December 31, 2012

Wakodahatchee Part 2

Second post for this outing saw so many birds , couldn't leave any out. Florida does have so much we take for granted. Happy New Year.

One of my fav's  Rosette Spoonbill.   He was a poser  for all the camera's

Tri Colored Heron

Glossy Ibis

Wood Stork   with the breeze in his feathers

Common Yellow throat  a first for me

Very large gator

Great Blue with something to say

Green Heron

Last but not least Pied billed Grebe

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Wakodahatchee wetlands part 1

Went to the wetlands today and there was a lot of activity. The birds were nesting so in a few months I will return to see the young. Will post part 2 in a day or so. More to come.

Young Purple Gallinule


Cormorants... nesting

Purple Gallinule

Black Bellied Whistling Ducks

Snowy Egret...   scratching

Blue Winged Teal... scratching

Mottled Duck... stretching

Great Blue Heron..... nesting 

Anhingas... nesting

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas Eve morn at the beach

Christmas eve morning, breakfast at the beach and a stroll on the pier.
Grackle singing...   a christmas carol Im sure

Deerfield Lighthouse from Anglins Pier

not sure what this bird is  far away shot , it did dive

Friends  or are they spying the same fish

Anglin's fishing pier

Royal Tern

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Buntings are back

The Buntings have returned for the second year. They arrived in Nov., as most of the Warblers were leaving my yard except for the few in this blog. This year I noticed a young male just starting to get some color, hopefully he will stick around so I can see if he changes. 
Male Painted Bunting... feeding 

Female    feeding

Palm Warbler

Bluegrey Gnat catcher

Male approx. 2nd year just starting to turn

same male

Both feeding together

usually very shy caught him on his escape

Female not as shy rather eat

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Colorado and Wyoming

This old birder (Lauren) and young birder Barbara planed a trip to Colorado because I never say snow being born and bred in So. Fl. all my trips consisted of summer and fall. Till now and what a trip we saw everything we set out to see except, the large horned sheep.So not to bad of a 2 1/2 day trip.
Beautiful face !  probably loves the snow 

Pronghorn's  antelope family on the plains in Wyoming

totally worth the 3 1/2  hour drive from Breckenridge around the Rockies to see Bullwinkle

He was camera shy  highlight of the trip

Postcard beauty ,  Breckenridge

 Hiked Thur the woods instead of skiing

Great shopping. One must by souvenir's. 

Mountain Bluebird  in Cemetery . Golden Co.

He was quit persistent to get water

Georgetown Co. on the way to Breckenridge 

Loveland ski Basin

Sparrow ? not sure in Cheyenne

Bison   going to Cheyenne


Frozen lake near Rocky MT park

On the way up the mountain to Breckenridge

Magpie in Estes Park

Deer in Estes Park

i think a Ferruginous Hawk near Estes Park

First Elk sighting in Estes Park


Thousand's of Canadian geese would fly into the field in Denver each mourning

Canadian Geese