Thursday, January 29, 2009

More Pictures from Florida

Here are a few more photos from my trip to Florida...

Snowy Egret

Many species of egrets and herons were hunted to near extinction in the late 1800's and early 1900's for their plumages. These feathers or plumes were used for ladies hats in Europe and North America. Fortunately, during the early 1900's one of the first projects of the Audubon Society was to bring protection to these plumed birds.


Willet

This large plain shorebird is sometimes hard to identify but in flight is very distinctive.


Willet in flight

Hard to mistake!


Whimbrel

Note it's distinctive, downwardly curved bill.

Wilson's Plover

The Wilson's Plover was easy to locate along the gulf at Honey Moon Island State Park.

Osprey

The Osprey, also known as a Fish Hawk, was plentiful along the Gulf Coast.

Ruddy Turnstone bathing


Ruddy Turnstone feeding

With the abundance of clams there was lots of activity around the beached clams.

Black-crowned Night Heron

Brown Pelicans

People complain about having Rock Pigeons on the roof...you should feel sorry for these people!!


Royal Tern begging

Royal Tern

Who's having a bad hair day?

Good birding,
Bruce

1 comment:

Ted Glas said...

Bohemian Waxwing
Brown Pelican (non-breeding)