Sunday, February 24, 2008

Feb Florida Fun

Happy Birthday to my mother.
Last Thursday, Feb 21, my mother was 90.
I was in Atlanta to celebrate, and we all had a wonderful day.
Then to Florida, to try to warm my bones.
Before we left for Merritt Island, John and I went out to the lake at our Jacksonville condo. When these double-crested cormorants swam out from the bushes at the bank, we both did a double-take. they truly look like snakes or some kind of monsters, with just their long necks and heads out of the water.
This one speared a fish on the hook at the front of his bill.
Mrs. Mallard....
...and her man.
White Ibis on Merritt Island.

Tri-colored heron.

Osprey on a wire.

Eurasian collared dove.

Sunset pose.

Roseate spoonbill.

Noisy redwing.

Catbird with breakfast.

FL scrub jay

Common yellowthroat.

Manatee - he never stuck any more than his eyes out of the water!

Sorry, I'm bushed - no more notes tonight, but you can at least see some of the pix from today.


Bird Girl said...

Happy birthday to your MOM! She looks great for her age! You have so many beautiful pictures I don't know where to begin - the eagle, the osprey, the many! But I just LOVE the common throat pics!!! WOW! You had so many great photo ops, birdlady!

Aunt "B's" Backyard said...

That's a special honor or reach 90 years old!! Happy Birthday to Mom.
While scrolling down through all of your photos, I felt like I was paging through a book. It was wonderful. So much to see and so different from what I see. It was very interesting to see the Scrub Jay. I remember my Mom talking about seeing them when she visited Florida each winter. Very nice!!