Friday, January 30, 2009

Back home back at work

Back at home. Jekyll and the Golden Isles have been shrouded in fog and rain. On Tuesday, I went to explore a new birding path on Jekyll. Well, it is not really new. It used to be the best place to watch feeding shorebirds. Today the marsh is reclaiming it and I wonder if it is still has the same value to the birds.The tide was going out. These birds are following a school of fish out to the river.







It was fascinating to watch as the birds scramble for the best place.

3 comments:

Carl said...

Hi Lydia,
Wandered over to Indian Mounds Pond on Friday afternoon. Here's what I found: 5 Anhingas, 1 Common Moorhen, 1 Great Blue Heron, 8 deer, 5 golf balls.
Carl

Lydia said...

Carl, Nice finds. What time did you go and where was the tide?

Carl said...

I was there about 4:30 on Friday, near low tide. Went back yesterday by bike after the golfers were gone about 5:30, also near low tide. May have to make an embarrassing retraction on the moorhen: had a poor view on Friday, viewed from behind while in the brush along the shore, just a dark brown butt with white streakings on the flanks. On Sunday out on the pond was a beautiful male hooded merganser, also with a dark butt and white flank streakings. So don't count moorhen on the pond just yet, I'll keep looking. Four anhingas were still there, as were 8 deer.
Carl