Wednesday, 7 January 2009

The Birds

The wealth of bird life in Florida is almost embarrassing!  We are used to seeing a few cardinals, Bluejays and Gold Finches in our backyard in Maryland but the abundance of life on the waterways as we travel down the East Coast of the United States has to be seen to be believed.  Creikies!  Here the pelicans have to nest in trees to get a rest!  Come to think of it, this country can boast amazing natural riches from east to west and north to south.

The common name for the Anhinga is Snake Bird because only it's long neck and head are visible as it swims across the water.  This bird let us know she did not want to be interrupted while drying her wings.

The brown pelicans are fun to watch as they crash dive into the water to quickly scoop up a fish.

Northern Mockingbird?

Grackle, Charleston, SC

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