Tag: birding

Oct 16 – BOTD – Northern Flicker

Here is my entry for Granny Shot It’s  Bird of the Day (BOTD) challenge. This was day 9 of our vacation and it was our birding day. We saw a lot of birds while on our trip to Yellowstone & Grand Tetons, but none of…

Mountain Bluebird on Fence

Here is my entry for Granny Shot It’s  Bird of the Day (BOTD) challenge. Entry also for Becky’s Life Of B “Are You Square” October challenge Lines/Squares. Mountain Bluebird sitting on the fence post off the Old Yellowstone Highway in Montana. It was really skittish…

Chasing a Magpie – #writephoto

The Magpie cursed my camera.

Sept 4 – BOTD – American Avocet

The American Avocet is a large wading bird measuring 16-20 inches with a 27-30 inch wingspan. As observed in this photo, they spend a great deal of time foraging in mud flats and shallow water for crustaceans and insects. Their population seems to be…

August 30 – BOTD – Limpkin

The Limpkin is a perfect example of why the Endangered Species Act needs to stay strong.

August 29 – BOTD – Brown Pelican

Here is my entry for Granny Shot It’s  Bird of the Day (BOTD) challenge. My favorite bird! The Brown Pelican captivates us on a regular basis with it’s elegance and free-flowing manner. It’s magical to see these flocks coming from a distance along the shore….

August 28 – BOTD – Green Heron

Here is my entry for Granny Shot It’s  Bird of the Day (BOTD) challenge. The Green Heron is a small heron compared to other birds in this family. It is close to the size of an American Crow. They can be elusive, but if you…

August 26 – BOTD – Black-bellied Whistling Ducks

Here is my entry for Granny Shot It’s  Bird of the Day (BOTD) challenge. We usually see the Black-bellied Whistling Ducks in the winter months in North Florida, however they are listed as a year-round bird. I was just down in Tampa last weekend and…

August 25 – BOTD – American Robin

Here is my entry for Granny Shot It’s  Bird of the Day (BOTD) challenge. We get the American Robins in spring during migration in North Florida. They come in large flocks, generally with the Cedar Waxwings & eat every berry we have in the backyard….

August 24 – BOTD – Redhead

Here is my entry for Granny Shot It’s  Bird of the Day (BOTD) challenge. In a pond full of waterfowl, the Redhead is not hard to spot. With it’s cinnamon red head & black chest, even the beginning birder will identify this medium-sized duck easily….

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