For The Birds - Tuesday - November 27, 2012

Bill and I had a great weekend with the family.  We are back at Huntington Beach State Park until after Christmas.  They have a great monthly rate this time of year.  I believe they are attempting to get the snowbirds to spend their money here rather than Florida. Well this is one of our favorite parks so it works for us:o))

Bill was a little under the weather today... a present from the Grand-daughters;o))  Nothing serious, just the sniffles, but he just stayed put and stayed medicated today!! 

I headed to the nature center boardwalk.
You never know what you might find and today was
"For The Birds!!"
(click on any photo to enlarge it)
Hooded Merganser
They show up here each winter.
Tricolored Heron

There was a Brown Pelican at the end of the boardwalk.
He let me walk right up to him... 
Perhaps this is close enough... 
Yep, he's out of here... 
See you later ;o))) 
at "Pelican Place" ;o))))
I didn't now what this bird was?!?!
After a little appears to be a
Juvenile White Ibis...who knew!!
Next, I headed down the road towards the Causeway.
I could not believe my eyes!
Right in front of me, high in the trees
was a pair of Bald Eagles!!
This is the second pair I've seen in less than a week:o))) 
They are so majestic!!! 
 He's got his eye on something???
He took off after it.
When I got to the causeway,
I found out what he was after....
an OSPREY!!!
I quess he doesn't share his fishing hole!?!?! 
Once he had scared the Osprey off,
he would perch on this dead tree.
Waiting and Watching....
Each time an Osprey ventured into the area,
the chase was on AGAIN!!! 
It was amazing to watch!!! 
This spectacle went on for quite some time.
Then the Eagle just left the area.
It really seemed like a Turf War;o))
There were still a few more things to see on the Causeway...
Great Egret..........  Beautiful!!
This Sandpiper is having crab for dinner!!
This Belted Kingfisher was busy catching his dinner. 
What a wonderful afternoon :o))
Nature is AMAZING!!!


  1. Nature is no more amazing than your ability to see them. What fabulous photographs!! That kingfisher shot makes me want to give up. And TWO eagles AGAIN!

  2. Wow! Great pictures! The Pelicans were adorable and the Eagles were incredible! It looks like a perfect afternoon for you.
    Sorry to hear Bill was under the weather. Hope he's feeling better soon. He might need a good bowl of soup :)

  3. I love the pelicans feathers, so nice. Hope Bill is feeling better!

  4. That's definitely one of our favorite parks too. Love the Causeway and all the birds. Great shots especially the pelican.

  5. Fabulous pictures. Love all those wonderful shore birds.

  6. Hooded Mergansers come to the pond at Korky's Campground too! Beautiful bird. Wow on the Bald Eagles. Pelican Place? Is that anything like Sesame Street? ;-) hee hee hee. Hope Bill is on the mend soon.

  7. The pictures of the eagles are amazing! Hope Bill feels well soon.......

    Yep, Pelican Place :)

    Bruce and Laura

  8. Love the shots of the Eagle chasing the Osprey.

  9. Great Photos!!! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Great photos - especially the pelican and eagles!! While we were in Myrtle Beach, I wanted to get down to Huntington Beach State Park, but we never made it down there! Murrell's Inlet was a nice area, though! I can see why you like spending time there!

  11. Nice pictures, again! Amazing how many shots you can get without Bill along... ;c)

    Granddaughter flu, we've been there, too.

  12. Wow, your pictures of nature are amazing. Thanks!

  13. Well your bird photos are certainly not "for the birds!" They're amazing as always!

    Hope Bill feels better soon!

  14. Fantastic photos! Don't know if I have ever seen a better one of a pelican or an eagle.