Thursday, January 15, 2009

EEK! Life is a blur

EEK! Sorry about being so quiet. Life has been a blur of birding, surveys and art. I've been working on a couple of new etchings for the Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival January 21-25. If you are down there, please stop by my Artworks by Lydia booth and say hello.

Now what we did today. Birding!
The weather forecast scared me. It was supposed to be bone-chilling cold so I put on triple layers. The surprise was it was not that bad. In fact it was a beautiful day starting at 39 degrees and by noon it was 60 degrees.
The interesting part of the morning was what we found on Glory Beach (southeast side of Jekyll Island.) There was a HUGE number of cannonball jelly fish washed up. See!
The Dunlins, Ruddy Turnstones, Willets and gulls were on beach clean up patron. Fascinating.


Sondre Lyn said...

I was trying to figure out what kind of jellyfish those were. I have never seen anything so enormous!

Lydia said...

Yes it was an enormous die off of the Cannonball Jellyfish. I could not believe my eyes. The birds seemed to like the feast.