The fish gutting station at Sebastian Inlet State Park gets some late night avian visitors including a couple of Wood Storks and what looks like it might be a Brown Pelican seen partially behind one of the posts up on the table. The area is popular with birds looking for a handout from fishermen cleaning their catch. Since this image was taken a cage has been wrapped around the structure to enclose it and keep the wildlife away.
Three photos of Wood Storks (Mycteria americana) caught flying in the early morning light. Though their population is on the precarious side, mainly due to habitat loss, think bulldozers, they are common enough birds to see along Florida’s Indian River Lagoon, especially around Sebastian Inlet State Park where they congregate hoping for handouts from fishermen. The scientific name refers to its large, snout-like bill, Mycteria, and where it is found, americana.
A photo gallery of images from the March bird count at the Indian River Club enlivened by the discovery of a family of Great Horned Owls. Here one of the Great Horned Owls returns with what might have been a rabbit to feed its two owlets. One of the two owlets. The second owlet. This one was a bit more reclusive, keeping mostly out of sight. The Great Horned Owl brings breakfast over to the two owlets. The Great Horned […]
Spent late Thursday afternoon on through sunset with the Sandhill Crane family at Treasure Hammock Ranch and saw some very interesting things. The Crane family catches the last rays from the Sun for the day as they get ready to bed down for the night at the nest. The Crane family spent the day wandering around the pasture foraging. In this long distance shot, the two little colts are almost lost in the grass. The red arrows help point them […]