Category: wildlife

Bird Release

Today I released the four older bluebirds and the two grackles. It took a while for the bluebirds to leave the cage, but once they did they all left. I sat in the backyard a few times during the day and saw at least… Continue Reading “Bird Release”

Still Alive

The little bluebirds are still alive. I got three baby bluebirds that were barely alive yesterday and was concerned they would not make it through the day. I was certain at least one of them would have perished during the night. All three of… Continue Reading “Still Alive”

Dart to the Rescue

Unbelievably, while feeding the near death bluebirds this evening, one escaped. Okay, that one was in the best shape. After feeding the other two, I went to look for it. I couldn’t find it. Regis helped. We couldn’t find it. I engaged Dart. He… Continue Reading “Dart to the Rescue”

Baby Bluebirds Near Death

We have been discussing selling the motorhome and decided to pull the trigger recently. Following is a picture of Dart in his usual spot while I emptied the motorhome and cleaned it one last time. This is where he spends his time while we… Continue Reading “Baby Bluebirds Near Death”

Hanging by a Thread

Around the beginning of the year, we took in a rescue adult red-bellied woodpecker who had gotten himself into trouble. He was found with a sticky substance all over him and cleaning him required the removal of many of his feathers. In particular, he… Continue Reading “Hanging by a Thread”

Sunrise at the St. Augustine Inlet

I mentioned in yesterday’s post that I planned to launch the kayak before sunrise in another location today. I launched from the boat ramp at the Villano Bridge. The winds were calm. It was the kind of trip where it did not matter whether… Continue Reading “Sunrise at the St. Augustine Inlet”

Little Blue Heron

I went kayaking this morning and launched on the Guana River 1/2 hour before sunrise. This is the first time I launched in the dark. It was amazing. The birds were vocalizing, the water was calm, and the colors of the sunrise reflected beautifully… Continue Reading “Little Blue Heron”

Dolphins

I have been on a mission to get some pictures of white pelicans for 2 1/2 months. The pelicans hang out along the shores of the intracoastal waterway (ICW) where they can barely be seen from shore or on the northern half of Guana… Continue Reading “Dolphins”

Unlikely Pair

I recently joined some members of the St. Augustine Camera Club on an all day boat tour of the St. Johns River on Eco-Tours out of DeBary, Florida. The boat was at 25-33% capacity and there was plenty of room for us and our… Continue Reading “Unlikely Pair”

White Pelicans

A couple days ago I got a bug to go over to the GTM and get some landscape pictures. The weather was getting warmer (63F) and it was sunny to boot. I grabbed the wide angle and a telephoto lens, the tripod, the external… Continue Reading “White Pelicans”