Monthly Archives: October 2016

October 22, 2016

At Nathan Krestul Park this morning I saw a nutria swim to the edge of some swampy land.  Then it dived, rather like a whale, and reappeared  about fifteen feet away near a stand of trees and walked off into the vegetation.  The most plentiful birds of the morning were White Ibis and Palm Warblers.  There were also several Red-Winged Blackbirds, a few Northern Cardinals, two Carolina Wrens, two Snowy Egrets, one Tricolored Heron, one Little Blue Heron, one Osprey, and this Great Egret:

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Great Egret with Dragonfly

And this Red-shouldered Hawk stayed high above, surveying the entire park:

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October 8, 2016

Hurricane Matthew blew by the coast yesterday afternoon.  This morning I put the bird feeders back up.  The birds are still trying to get into the swing of things.   This Red-bellied Woodpecker, for instance:

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No Tail Prop, No Prob