Monday, December 31, 2012

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A bike ride

On Christmas Eve, I decided to explore the bike trail on the south end of Jekyll. I listened to a mixed winter flock of birds here,

I found beautiful pocket marshes.  These will be great places for nesting Clapper Rails next summer but right now it is just quiet.

There is an old road that is now part of the bike path that will take me over to the beach side.

What a pretty path to the beach!

 and around to the New Convention Center.

Even the trash can are nice.

From there I bike back to the historic District by the Golf course

At the Jekyll Club Hotel, there was a bag-piper piping. 


It was getting late so I continued back around to the van but I took my time. 

 Here is a beautiful Hickory tree. 
It was a perfect afternoon to explore Jekyll.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Yes, a Snowy Owl!

Finally,  I got a day off from working at the Jekyll Island Guest Information Center.  Guess what was the first thing I did?  If you guessed go out and see a Snowy Owl, you would be correct.  I have made several attempts to see this very lost bird but my timing was off.  But not today, December 19, 2012...
At first he was out on a condo where we could only see his head.  But he then he flew.  He flew right toward us and he landed on the condo.  I never get tired of looking at this species.  I have seen it in the several places.  I just never thought I would see one a couple miles from my house.  What a treat!  Keep on birding,  you never know when a bird will surprise you!