Thursday, March 10, 2011

Birds of Florida

Old birds. Feathered birds. There's all types of birds in Florida and we did more than our share of watching species from all categories while visiting.

Here's this little guy who was scoping out our sandcastle. Vance and Vaughn both love the beach. Next visit we'll have to spend even more time there.

This is Vance's bird. He spotted it out the window one morning while the bird was busy making its nest. We had fun checking in him. Or her. It's hard to tell.

This next one was a first for me. It's a horrible picture, but it's the best one that I could get. It's an immature bald eagle. We had a great time watching it, looking at it through binoculars, and Googling the heck out of it trying to figure out what it was. The legs on this thing are crazy. There's no skinny bird legs here! The best way to describe it is that it looks like it's wearing pants. If I had time I'd find a picture online to show you. If I find one later I'll update.

I didn't get a picture of the osprey that entertained us for a good 30 minutes or so. They look similar to hawks and I guess this one was seriously hungry because we watched it catch at least 3 fish. It's pretty amazing to watch the process. The circling, how it appears to stop in mid-air to dive down and pluck the fish right out of the water. Fun fact: osprey's mate for life. Awww....

And then there's this type of bird which speaks for itself:

I told you there were all types of Birds in Florida.

Have a great Friday!

9 Responses to “Birds of Florida”

  1. Great pics Sis. How about all those "old birds"? There's a lot of them.

  2. Charity - I don't know where your comments went. They were just here. Anyways, even if you forget to sign out of Mark's account, I know it's you! :)

    Linda - I have lots of pictures of two certain Old Birds but thought it best not to post those!

  3. Charisa, you always make me laugh. It sounds like you all had a wonderful time.

  4. Anonymous10:18 AM

    Can't wait to see more Flo-Rida pictures!! Sounds like you guys had a great time! The picture of Vance made my Friday...and all of the girls at work. I of course, had to share, they have been waiting all week for our morning "Reading of the Blog" We all love it! Happy Friday! Stephanie

  5. Thanks for the great comments - they make my day!

  6. with a smile on his face. ;)
    what a riot.

  7. He's really picking his nose, right? ;)

  8. Anonymous4:08 PM

    Would i be one of those"old birds"? Mom

  9. Anonymous9:55 AM

    i can't believe you are encourage Mr. Vance to flip the bird.

    Mike A.



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