Wednesday, December 15, 2010
More Shore Birds
Here are some more birds on the beach. I was trying to get a photo of a heron yesterday morning.
He was on the other side of the Intercoastal, and I was on the balcony zooming in and trying to focus, when a Bald Eagle flew across my view right in front of me! I hope he's a permanent resident around here and I get another chance at a shot at him.
Today, I have photos of a Laughing Gull, so named because their call sounds like a loud laugh.
Their heads are much more slate gray in the summer. They are one of the smallest gulls.
Note the white dots along their tail feathers.
The Brown Pelican - they fly very low along the water and spot fish. Then they fold in their wings and dive. They have wingspans of 79 inches.
And the Black Crowned Night Heron is roosting in a tree here.