A rather somber-looking Northern Mockingbird seen at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday morning. Famed for their mimicry of calls by other bird species, this individual was rather quiet.
Back when I was a volunteer at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge (PINWR) I was fortunate to be invited to watch the expansion of Pelican Island via use of a helicopter flying bucket loads of dirt out to the island. Pelican Island has always been small, roughly 5.5 acres when it first became a bird sanctuary back in 1903. And after years of erosion, most likely caused by a hundred years of boat wakes gnawing at the shoreline, the island […]
One of my current projects is to bring the Ospreys of Pelican Island: An exploration into the life of the Fish Hawk program up-to-date by giving it a whole new slide show and reformatting the way the material is presented. It’s a bit of an chore but the final outcome should be worth the effort and will definitely breath new life into the presentation. I am currently taking bookings if anyone is interested in having me present the new and […]