Sunday, May 20, 2012

My first trip to the Holey Lands in west palm  early Saturday am with Barbara. The other old birder was being old and sleeping in. A lot of walking on gravel roads fighting off horseflies almost unbearable towards the end of our outing but did manage to see quit a few things. and the best we spotted the deer while heading out in the car the other two were camera shy. I think this will be the last trip to the glades till fall. 
Sunrise along US 27

Juvenile Great blue Heron eating a fish

turning the fish so he can eat it fins down

Rosette spoonbill

another shot  for you Barb

American white pelican

One of many gators in the canals

soft shelled turtle being helped off the road by Barbara

Red shoulder hawk


American white pelicans in flight  see the one upper left has something in its mouth

Pair of American White's

Purple Martins

Great White Heron in flight

White tailed deer

Note the antler's  coming up  a boy

A Red wing blackbird had a lot to say


Saturday, May 12, 2012

Barbara and I went to Pembroke Pines today, to a levee  in search of birds and bobcats saw some birds but no bobcats.  Though we did see three beautiful deer what a great surprise. Also a great workout on the bikes though we needed ATV'S   but a good time. Saw a new bird the nighthawk  yea!  

Common Nighthawk, scared it into flight  best pic I could get 

? who made these 

path off levee we took to eventually see the first deer

Good spot Barb!   doe starring at us across small canal  

Palm Warbler

thought it was a mocking bird but not so sure  has a brown wing?

another spot for Barbara  leaving the levee   she was behind  the homes

and along came her friend

should I stay or should I go?

maybe a few more minutes

no changed my mind  I'm out of here

'"  Arn"t  you going to stop me

looking down levee

looking west of levee

looking north of levee

Turkey vulture

Yellow crown night heron and baby

yellow crown night heron

juvenile Yellow crown night heron

same one just closer