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!!"
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They show up here each winter.
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))))
After a little research...it 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....
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!!!