Tag: Ark wildife rescue and rehabilitation

CBC, Pip, Squeak, and Sandy

I kayaked by myself for the Matanzas Christmas Bird Count. I left from the Butler boat ramp where we pulled out the other day and promised to be careful. It was windy, so I kept to the oyster beds and stayed away from the… Continue Reading “CBC, Pip, Squeak, and Sandy”

Rescued Instead of Rescuing

Today my friend and I needed to be rescued. It all started simple enough. The Matanzas Christmas Bird Count is Saturday and I wanted to check out an area for kayaking for the count. My friend Paige, who grew up in the area, said… Continue Reading “Rescued Instead of Rescuing”

The Gift of the Loon

Last Sunday was the Christmas Bird Count for the St. Augustine circle. I am the lead compiler for the bird count and the section lead for the waterways. I was very fortunate to have the Guana-Tolomato-Mantanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTM NERR) provide a… Continue Reading “The Gift of the Loon”

A Tale of Two Vultures (or Three)

I have been volunteering at the Ark Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation organization and have been training to clean up the location where many of the birds are kept until ready for release or forever in some cases. Today, I was mostly on my own… Continue Reading “A Tale of Two Vultures (or Three)”

Topaz Sighting

For those of you who have been following us since at least the spring, you may remember that I raised some wild baby birds for the Ark Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation prior to us leaving for our cross-country camping trip in May. There are… Continue Reading “Topaz Sighting”

Baby Birds 0517

Mach 1 and Mach 2 have regularly been showing up in the back of the lanai and I have been providing mealworms to them. They showed up in the evening to spend the night on the lanai and I let them do that. I… Continue Reading “Baby Birds 0517”

Baby Birds 0515

Mach 1 (the mockingbird released a few days ago) wanted to spend the night on the lanai two days ago and I let it. The next day it left on its own but continued to hang around. I thought it might be best to… Continue Reading “Baby Birds 0515”

Baby Birds 0513

Yesterday, I had to leave the house while it was still dark, so I left the birds in Regis’ care. I was scheduled to count roseate spoonbills at the Alligator Farm. When I went to my car, I found a baby mockingbird stuck between… Continue Reading “Baby Birds 0513”

Baby Birds 0511

What a day. I released the oldest mockingbird, Mach 1, this morning. Every time I went outside, it either came to me or let me come to it to hand over a bowl of mealworms. Early in the morning, Mach 1 was scavenging below… Continue Reading “Baby Birds 0511”

Hitchhiker

Regis has been stalking the alligators taking pictures and captured this picture of a dragonfly hitching a ride on an alligator. In the meantime, I have picked up more baby birds to raise. I had to return one of the blue jays because it… Continue Reading “Hitchhiker”