Tag: american oystercatcher

Christmas Bird Counts

I was the lead compiler for the St. Augustine Christmas Bird Count (CBC) on December 19. Fifty volunteers tallied 149 total species and 24,687 individual birds. It has been a joy to lead the St. Augustine CBC for the last three years because it… Continue Reading “Christmas Bird Counts”

American Oystercatcher Chicks

I love American Oystercatchers (Haematopus palliatus). They have a beautiful orange bill and orange eyes on a black and white body. They have a distinctive call that I have been hearing over the marsh behind our house over the last several weeks. I figured… Continue Reading “American Oystercatcher Chicks”

Kayaking the Guana River

Today I went with a couple friends to kayak on the Guana River. We left from the boat launch at the dam a little after 9:00 in the morning. The tide was going out, so we had an easy outward run. There was no… Continue Reading “Kayaking the Guana River”

Cedar Key

We recently returned from camping several days in Cedar Key, Florida. We stayed at our favorite location – Low Key Hideway. They have about 10 campsites and all located on the water. There is a small hotel and a Tiki Bar and it is… Continue Reading “Cedar Key”

Gifts of the Day – St. Augustine

Everyday, I search for the gifts of the day. You never know what beautiful things life will reveal until you look for it. Regis and I went kayaking today. We were able to kayak on the intracoastal waterway (ICW) in front of our house… Continue Reading “Gifts of the Day – St. Augustine”