Sunday, August 22, 2010

Wildwood Park Nature Center

Many come to Wildwood Park to see the flowery pageantry of the American Lotus
Cream to Yellow flowers and seed pods can grow to 6" to 10 " across
Great Egret  forage among the lotus for amphibians
Looks like he is singing
Blue Herons are often seen sharing the lake with Egrets

Here you can get close to Great Blue
and observe the preening of his feathers

Wood Ducks are  a common sight also
A baby I came across on a log
The little cutie didn't stay long
He went off to join his mom and dad
The turtles like to sun on logs
My big surprise was this young Green Heron standing on a snag
As I walked down the path I almost missed him
I knew he must be a juvenile because he stayed put
Oh My ! What big feet he has
and what a beautiful eye
You just barely see the blue green on the top of the head

To  God be the Glory  ~~  Great Things He Hath Done

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Great Blue Heron

My usual shots of the Blue Heron were in the water
standing stick straight waiting for a fish

Or an unusual sighting in a tall pine tree... They do nest
in the tops of trees.

The flying shots not so easy to get

It had always been hard for me to catch the Great
Blue in the air

on this trip I lucked out big time. While watching
for Eagles this gem of a bird came flying down the

I was able to get all his wing movements

as he soared and flapped his wings

The legs straight out in back of him

at times looking like a jet plane
The largest and most widespread heron in North America,

If you've never heard them calling... They have a deep
hoarse croak and it is loud

When I heard this one it reminded me of a dog barking

You will find them along creeks, rivers, ponds and even
at the ocean from Florida to the Caribbean

I just loved this trip and the BIF action I was able to capture

To God be the Glory ~~ Great Things He Hath Done

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Eagles at the Creek

On our trip to Pine Creek we were looking for Eagles and nests.
We did manage to find two of the three nests and we saw
our share of Eagles flying up the creek.

One was just sitting in a tree right by our cabin
We had just gotten home from looking for a nest and I
heard Barbi yell.... Eagle at the Creek.

We got comfy in some lawn chairs and just clicked away.
When it started to fly I couldn't take enough pictures.
So just scroll down and enjoy the Eagle in Flight.

What a thrill to see Eagles up close.

To God be the Glory ~~ Great Things He Hath Done

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