Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Anna Henry at Lovers Oak
 On July 23, Anna Henry and I drove around Old town Brunswick.  This something I have wanted to do for a long time but I was busy working.  Well one thing I can say about cancer is it stops you in your tracks and make you think.  For the first few month all I could do was get through the chemo.  I did get out to see a few birds.  Painted Bunting just lifted my spirits.  I also continue to coordinate the Plover Patrol.  I had some wonderful folks that volunteered.  It was great to have that to lift me up.  Now, Anna suggested we do this tour of old town & I jump at the opportunity.
Lovers oak in on Prince Street.  It is said to be around 750 years old.  Live oaks are very old lived.

Hanover Square is one of seven squares that old town Brunswick is built around.
Here is the fountain in the square I wonder if warblers might like this migration?

Anna &  I spent a lot of our time look at architecture.  There some neat architecture to look for on each of the street south of Gloucester Street (the main street)                                                                                                                                             After an exciting time looking around we had a great lunch at Indigo Coastal Shanty Restaurant.   Great food served by wonderful people.                                                           Below is another eating place we found                                                              
We continued our tour and we found this new Deli Bakery.  They are working on opening the Deli but the Bakery is open!
It is found at 801 Egmont Street. Warning it isn't open on Saturday  We had to simple their breads and muffins. It is a great place to end the exploration of Old town Brunswick and it's squares.  On the way home, we stopped at Overlook place to look at spoonbills and White Pelicans.  Thanks Anna for the fun day and a few birds.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Keychains for the plovers

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.

I am so excited to see how the breeding seasons

Sunday, December 8, 2013

At the end of October, I heard about a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in Brunswick.  I drove by and 
 Sure enough there it was.  It was there for about a week.  It was great to watch.
Oops!  I have been very busy for the last few months.   For a while I will try to catch you up with I've been doing.  First, I enjoyed a bird walk with teachers in August.

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. 
                                                Some Roseate Spoonbills gather as well. 

                                                   Some fly in, while others fly out.



Wow! What a treat.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Feilds of Water Lillies

      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 baby Common Gallinules. 
                                                                                  Lots of alligators

Everyone was looking for them
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. 
As we were leaving, I looked up there were lots of Mississippi Kites.  It was a great day!  And Priscilla got to she her first Purple Gallinule! 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Lunch Companions

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.