Sunday, April 16, 2017

Goodwin MWA and P.I. Elementary Scrub Habitat

I got to help David help wonderful Wes Biggs find Spoonbills and Scrub Jays for a client today. Had lots of fun, saw lots of cool birds, got some nice pix. Not shown is the Black-crowned Night Heron that I used on my daily blog today. Click pictures to see them full size.

A cute little Cattle Egret. Notice the red on the bill and legs - he is starting to come into breeding condition.
Rosie and the Spooners, posing for their first album cover. (Ha! I am dating myself here - music doesn't exist in physical form anymore. Sigh. I miss album covers.)

There are a LOT of Roseate Spoonbills out there.
All birds look silly face-on, but Spoonbills look particularly goofy.
A Limpkin, looking all dramatic.
Sadly, Rosie and the Spooners music career didn't last long, tension among the band mates caused drummer Pinkie to quit and join a Pileated Woodpecker percussion-based group.
Snowy Egret. Notice the yellow feet and thin, black bill.
Great Egret. Notice the black feet, and thick, yellow bill.

Roseate Spoonbill. Notice the spoon-shaped bill and rosy color.
Tri-color Heron. Notice the fact that he's multi-colored and has the white stripe down the front of his neck.
"Uh-uh-uh-uh, stayin' alive, stayin' alive, uh-uh-uh-uh, staying' alive, stayin alive..." 

You can tell by they way he uses his walk, he's a Florida Scrub Jay. No time to talk.

This could be my favorite picture I've ever taken. It's real - I don't have the Photoshop skills to do this.
I liked this color in this one. The wind was blowing the pine around, I liked the swirly effect.
An un-banded Scrub Jay.
Make sure you click to enlarge this one and check out his eyelashes - he looks like he is wearing mascara.
And such a good poser.
"Ok, you've had your fun. Move along now, nothing else to see here.  
And, last but not least, an Osprey peeking out of it's nest.

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