Monday, March 4, 2013
BIRDS IN THE HOOD
I think these are Wood Storks. With Stork in your name you would think they would be pretty…enchanting…NOT…I think they are sort of ugly…sorry bird lovers…I love birds to but I know pretty when I see it and know when not. We have a bout a dozen or so that hang around the home park. Click on pic to see close up…if not Wood Storks please tell me what they are….
EARLY MORNING ROOST
Here is a flock of Ibis. Every morning about 6:30 am when on our walk we see these birds roosting in these bushes next to the river. They are so heavy in the body looks like they will fall of the branches! I even managed to get a few in flight. I like these birds they come right up in the yard and eat creepy crawlers. One thing I don’t like about FL.
This is another scene we hear and see on our morning walk. These squawking and flapping Great Blue Heron. It must be the start of nesting and mating season…they are starting to keep to the nests and make a heck of a lot of noise.
It is so nice to have a Great Blue Heron rookery in the hood. I know of at least 6 nests. These large pine trees that they are nesting in are right next to the river.
AND THEN WE HAVE THIS BIRD
Again we have a Pelican in the spot light. This happened a few days ago at the home park, the two boys in the back were fishing off this pier, on the other side of the river from where I was. All the time here the Pelicans are present and always dive bombing the water for fish. One of the boys caught a fish was reeling it in and this Pelican went after it and got its self hooked. The boys tried for about 20 min. trying to get him free. Finally this man that was watching the whole thing walked up and helped them out. (took him long enough ) , and it still took him a good 20 min or so to free the bird.
So there you have it…some of the birds in my hood! Thanks for looking and come back soon.