Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Clam cracker

Clash, the clam hit the pavement. It splintered into little pieces. The Ring-billed Gull followed the clam down. Landing lightly by the shattered shell, it feasted.

Sorry, but I could not resist. On Wednesday when I went over to see the White Pelicans I walked over all the broken clam shell. Gulls use the old bridge as a clam cracker. On Thursday when we were out birding at the boat lunch a gull came by and dropped a clam on the metal dock. The loud bang surprised us. Then we smiled at the clever gull.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Roseate Spoonbills

For the past few winters we have had Roseate Spoonbills wintering on Jekyll. Just last Thursday there were 4 at the amphitheater pond. Here are 3 of them across the pond.They seem to like to hang out with the night-herons.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

White Pelicans in the Jekyll River

It was a cloudy day on Jekyll. Finally around 4 p.m. the sun came out, it felt warmer. On my way home, I notice some very large white birds. I pull off. There were 31 White Pelicans. What a treat! They were feasting on fish & I was enjoying the view. I could not get all 31 pelicans in the view at once. I was not the only one watching. The young male Bald Eagle was watching from his usual perch. If anyone has an idea where his nest is please let us know.