Sunday, March 24, 2013

Still observing the owls

Since I wanted to show my "better" half the owlets at Loxahatchee I foolishly missed the the bobcats etc
that my best friend and fellow blogger was able to see, but it was still a beautiful morning and the owlets are getting bigger and the male owl was busy showing off! We also found out that we are able to take our boat . there and launch - so hopefully before summer really sets in we will have some great blogs. Posted by Cindy
There are still 2 owlets, but not much of a nest

Better shot of the baby - sure is getting bigger - fledgling soon?

An unusual flower on the marsh trail

Now adventure complete for me without at least one heron pic - liked the background here

Pappa owl showing off his wing span - spotted him as we were leaving

Beautiful back view - shaking his tail feathers

Finally showed his "wise old owl" face without moss hanging in front 

Last of all I can't seem to leave the Everglades without a gator pic - he was a big one for sure!!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Finally Bobcats

Ever have one of those days when you set out to find a particular bird or lets say bobcat, and it not looking good then all of the sudden, you see a group of photographers and you know something has there interest. Leaving Green Cay ,Barbara and I noticed that, stopping to see what it was all about and not seeing anything. Going on our way then I heard bobcat. We both looked at each other like, jackpot. Thanks to the kindness of the guys there taking pics we were able to get a few of our own. Then off to Lox nature refuge to show Barbara the owls. She backs the truck up and says a deer. Out  in a flash snapping pics. Deer left, and I hear whats that, its a bobcat no two. WOW is all I can say to describe today. Plus a first for her a otter and pics of pileated woodpeckers. And  for me a American Bittern picture and bobcats. Life is good......posted by Lauren    
River otter

American Bittern

River Otter

Bobcat at Green Cay

same cat

Rocky at Green Cay

Deer at Lox.  note to the left in grass, white dot

Hmm what could it be?

The deer wasn't quit sure what to do

finally left in the same direction of the bobcat

awe it must be lonely

Baby Great Horned Owl

Pileated woodpeckers

not lonely has a friend.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Spring Break

Went to Ga. for Broward College's Spring break, the weather in mountains was quite a variety, everything from snow to beautiful sunny days! We were taught March- in like a lion out like a lamb! We had both lions and lambs in a week! The weather doesn't seem to affect the birds I am happy to say, even saw one new bird for me.  Posted by Cindy
Peking Duck


Robin in my backyard

Hermit Thrush

Yellow bellied sapsucker

Not Ga. without these geese

Elvis is not dead .....LOL

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Owlet seeking

Went  out early to Loxahatchee wildlife preserve with the other old Birder Cindy, to see the owlets. Still dark, sun just rising. Picture quality not so sharp. Felt good that we saw the babies though. Bonus a Pileated also.                          Posted by Lauren
Sunrise, from LWC 

Pileated Woodpecker


The G.H.O. owlets

Mother and one chick

Saturday, March 2, 2013

A Great Day for Two Old Birders

Went to Loxahatchee Nature Preserve today with Cindy in hopes of seeing the great horned owl that has been spotted there with the owlet. To our delight a volunteer was out with digiscopes on the owls, so you could imagine our excitement, not to have to try to track them down on our own. Could not see the owlet though. Then off to Wakodahatchee to see the babies. Over all a great day, also celebrating the other old birders B.D. 
Female on nest

Purple Galinules standing off

Galinules fighting , note the other looking on. Maybe a female?
Male in another tree

Baby Anhingas

Still battling had to walk away , to disturbing

Anhinga with tiny baby

Blue winged teal

juvi  great blue

Mom feeding baby a fish

Black crowned night heron hiding

Owl through a digiscope from my i phone