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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Beach+Birds

While on my beach vacay, I made certain-as I always do, to make a trip to the Gulf St Park for some hiking and bird watching. These are some of my bird photos I took while there and about in the area.

Brown Pelican

















Osprey (Fish Hawk) If you look closely, you can see his catch. A fish tail under his breat, the fish is in his talons.

















Red Bellied Woodpecker























More Brown Pelicans. I just love these birds. You cannot help but smile seeing them. It appears they are smiling too. They are like cartoons, comical.....


















Two types of Herons,(Great Egret and  the other? ) fishing the same pond.

















Sanderling

















Now this little bird was one of those moments in life that you will never forget. It literally followed us down a hking trail, walking the trail, eating bugs like mad along the way. When I bent down to photograph it, it literally flew and landed in front of me, as if to say, "Please take my picture!". It was amazing!
I have looked and looked and am trying to ID this bird.



UPDATE!!!! Keetha has ID'd the bird. It is a Hooded Warbler> Keetha, thank you so very much. I spent the better part of Thursday trying to figure it out. I actually saw the Hooded warbler, but the photo I saw was a female, who has no visible "hood". Thank you Keetha for solving the mystery of the bird. Just like a school teacher. I adore you!

4 comments:

Bama Belle said...

These belong in a magazine!

Mari said...

These pictures are awesome! So many beautiful birds!

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

I'm SOOOOO excited!!! I think I found it - - - I believe it is a "Hooded Warbler"

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Keetha!!!! You got it! That's it! That's it! You have made my night! TTY so much. Now I can go to bed!