Category: wildlife

Grackles

November 28, 2018 Yesterday, when I was taking pictures in the morning and jumped in the car to warm up, a Boat-tailed Grackle came to check out my camera and scope.  We were nicely entertained. This morning we went to St. Marks National Wildlife…

St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

By Linda November 27, 2018 We arrived outside the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge on Sunday afternoon.  We set up camp and left to visit the refuge and promptly got lost.  There aren’t that many roads around here to get lost.  I forgot the…

Next Stop

November 24, 2018 While Regis did most of the packing for the short camping trip we are leaving on tomorrow, I went birding.  It was a great deal for me. We are headed to see the St. Mark’s Wildlife Refuge.  We should be able…

Manatees by the Saltmarsh

November 18, 2018 Regis and I went birding at the Saltmarsh yesterday and saw lots of birds.  We saw four different birds of prey:  Bald Eagle, Osprey, Red-tailed hawk, and Northern Harrier.  While standing on the dock at the intracoastal waterway (ICW), I looked…

Leucistic Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

By Linda November 13, 2018 I’ve been spending some time birding in the area lately in preparation for the Christmas Bird Count.  I plan to participate and I’m trying to get a handle on the local birds I might see.  I have lived here…

Wood Stork

By Linda (November 9, 2018) I love Wood Storks.  They are ancient looking and beautiful in their own way.   This stork was hanging out by the Ark Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation center hoping there would be fish available.  If the Ark has more fish…

Sunrise Over the Marsh

By Linda (November 8, 2018) About a week ago, Regis and I got up early to watch the sun rise over the salt marsh.  The rising sun brings out the gold colors in the marsh grasses.  It’s very beautiful.  It’s a great time to…

Ibis

October 22, 2018 We’ve been enjoying watching the fall migration here in northeast Florida.  I have seen many flocks of Ibis passing through.  I love the long curved bill of the Ibis and enjoying watching them feed by our local bodies of water. I…

Matanzas River

October 18, 2018 Last Sunday, we kayaked on the Matanzas River near the Matanzas Inlet.  The river meets the ocean at the inlet.  It was a beautiful day, so there were lots of folks out enjoying the water.  That meant there were lots of…

Kayaking in Florida

October 6, 2018 We’ve been back a month and we didn’t get out kayaking until a few days ago.  We kayaked on Guana Lake in the late afternoon.  We saw some drama with an Eagle and an Osprey.   I’ve been volunteering in several…

Bird Sanctuary at Estes Park

August 24, 2018 This morning, we went in search of moose.  We went to Brainard Lake near the Indian Peaks Wilderness.  We did not see any moose, so we hiked to Long Lake.  We didn’t see any moose, but the views were incredible.  Of…

Elk

August 23, 2018 The night after we saw the wild mustangs near Cody, it rained hard.  We were hoping that would get rid of some of the smoke.  Instead, it was far, far worse.  Apparently, a cool front brought a lot of the British…