Showing posts from January 15, 2012

More birds...

No, this is not becoming a bird watching blog.... But, while walking, (trying to get rid of my expanding quilter's butt) I came across two Pilleated Woodpeckers. They are the size of a crow and just fun to watch. Woody Woodpecker is a pilleated.
So , enjoy...

Anticipating Spring!

We have an area of pine trees around a pond that the Great Blue Herons have chosen as their "rookery". It is simply magnificent from March until early summer. Each pine is like a heron condo. There are at least 4 to 5 nests in numerous trees. When the chicks hatch is sounds prehistoric as they demand food. Both parents are working the ponds on the entire plantation to keep the noisy babes fed.

Early last spring we were coming down the 8th fairway, towards the rookery. All of a sudden a spectacular Bald Eagle flew over the pond and made a circle around the pines. The herons went crazy! Immediately the air was filled with 40+ Great Blue Herons screaming at the Bald Eagle. We all just stood there and gawked at the sight. Golf was forgotten and wonderment began. What a treasure it was to have witnessed that. The eggs had not hatched... What a fantastic sight!

I'm including a few more pictures for you to enjoy. On any day I can see egrets, herons of all colors and sizes, wood…