Friday, October 29, 2010

Stormy Evening in the Golden Isles

Last night, we had rain. October was a dry month here. Rain is very welcomed. Plus rain clouds fascinates me. Here is the approaching storm. It was so beautiful especially from the top of the Jekyll Creek Bridge. I drive over this bridge all the time. I often want to stop. Last night was the evening I did. I park the van and walked to the top. Wow! look at this image. No wonder they named this the Golden Isles.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Digiscoping attempt

My old camera gave up working back in April. I brought a cheap digital camera. It does not take the pictures I see but no camera has ever done that for me, that is why I am an artist. Any way I have been playing around with digiscoping. It not great but I do love shorebirds.
Here are some red knots at the south end. Here is a ruddy turnstone with a red knot at the southend of Jekyll.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Monarch time

Today I took a little walk and found the groundsel blooming. With blooming of the groundsel, the monarchs will be coming. Beautiful!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Butterflies at the Georgia Coast Birding & Nature Festival

The Georgia Coast Birding and Nature Festival had quite a few great nature walks. My thanks to Christa Frangiamore Hayes of Coastal WildScapes for leading the Friday walks on Latham Hammock. This is a place we drive by on the way to Jekyll Island. What a special place especially for butterflies. Here are a couple of pictures taken by Christa of the Tawny Emperor they found there.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Georgia Coast Birding and Nature Festival posts on Zeiss blog

Wow! The last few weeks have been a blur but the birding festival was worth. If you missed it this year, mark your calendar for next year. The festival is alway the second week in October.
While I gather my wits about me, here is a couple of post on Stephen Ingraham's blog. Enjoy!