Monday, January 18, 2010

Wacissa Monday: January 18, 2010

Little green herons usually don't show up around here until it gets much warmer. I love to watch them.

If this birds tail is really black it is a blue/gray knatcatcher. But maybe not. Anyone know?

Black and white warbler. I see these along the river banks this time of year. I also saw two very large moccasins and nearly ran up on both of them but the only photo I have isn't too good because I didn't want to get too close.
This is the first red-tailed hawk I have seen in Florida in the wild. This hawk was being dive-bombed by the red-shouldered hawks. This hawk is quite a bit bigger than the red-shouldered hawks and is easily mistaken for a juvenile eagle in my opinion. In fact if someone said it was a juvenile eagle or that these photos are of different birds, I wouldn't be surprised. It is a new bird for me. I saw the St. Francis Wildlife red tailed hawk "Jamaica" today and that's how I realized just what I had seen.
Can spring be far behind?

Suwannee cooters

Belted kingfisher or helicopter bird as I call them.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year 2010: The eagle flies toward peace...

Hope to my friends around the world for peace, good health, and prosperity in the coming year....