Sorry for the long delay since the last post. I have been busy with one of the perfect jobs for me. I was an Eagle Monitor for US Fish & Wildlife. I watched as two adult Bald Eagle connect, nest and raise two young one male and one female. The last one flew on April 2.
In the meantime, I have also been building the Plover Patrol for Jekyll Island. I talked about it so much that Bryan, the buyer for Jekyll Island, made a key chain for the plovers. They can be bought at the Jekyll Island Guest Information Center.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Most of the time you will find Great Egrets all by themselves. They seem content to be quiet and concentrate on the task at hand, fishing.
BUT after a high tide when the marsh pools are filled with tiny trapped fish, it is a free-for-all. That is what happened this morning. I was lucky enough to be there.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
On June 3rd, Priscilla & I went to Savannah National Wildlife Refuge. We were looking for a Purple Gullinule. The refuge is actually in South Carolina along the Savannah River. We were going to explore the Wildlife Drive.Here are a few things we found:
Fields of Water Lillies.
Lots of alligators
We were looking through the field of water lillies past all the alligators, and Common Gallinules. Our patience paid off. There were the amazing Purple Gallinule.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
I work at the Jekyll Island Guest Information Center. It has a great lunch room. It is up the Wildlife Viewing Tower right next to the Center. On Tuesday June the 18, I walk out to the tower. Looking out, I was surprised to see my lunch companions were all gathered together....9 White Pelicans. I was thrilled to spend my lunch with them.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
On May the 11th I joined a group from Atlanta Audubon to go out into the mouth of the Altamaha River. It was a great day of exploring this naturally rich area. Shorebirds were feasting on horseshoe crab eggs and surf clams. Here is a mixed group Semipalmated Sandpipers, Sanderlings, Dunlins and Short-billed Dowitchers