~My Two-Legged Friends~

A few bird shots. Some taken in Jonathan Dickinson State Park and some at the Hobe Sound Beach.

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Florida Scrub Jay

Resting in the evening sun
Resting in the evening sun

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A Northern Mockingbird

"Darn, I wanted to go diving"
“Darn, I wanted to go diving”

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Red-breasted Merganser (pair)

Swimming around in the Intra-Coastal Waterway
Swimming around in the Intra-Coastal Waterway

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I believe this is a Willet (winter)

I believe this is a Willet (winter)
Run Baby Run

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Sanderling

So fun to watch running along the shore
So fun to watch running along the shore

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Ruddy Turnstone

A handsome shorebird
“Do you like my orange legs”

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Friends

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Ring-billed Gull

"Notice my beautiful red eye ring"
“Notice my beautiful red eye ring”

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I believe this to be a first winter Rind-billed Gull

"Don't you touch my fish head"
“Don’t you touch my fish head”

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Osprey

Beauty in the Sun hunting along the river
What does she have her eye on?
What does she have her eye on?
She circled us several times.

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Great Blue Heron

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While boating the other day, this Great Blue Heron flew in front of us.

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Florida Scrub Jay
“Do you like my leg bands”

What gorgeous friends I have!

Birding is Fun!

14 thoughts on “~My Two-Legged Friends~”

    1. Hi Ingrid! I began seriously birding back in 1986 when we moved to Colorado, I met a lady who loved birding and she became my mentor. I miss her dearly. I began keeping a Bird Life List back then and it continues with a goal to keep seeing new birds.

  1. Photographing birds is fun…..I don’t really know the names of birds so I’m not a real birder. I just know they are beautiful, entertaining, and wonderful to watch. Your photos are awesome as usual Sheila. We have been so. Use in the RV, I haven’t had a camera in my hand in a week or so….I’m sure missing it!

    1. You need to pick up that camera and head out the door! :-). LOL
      You must be really working hard Gay!

      I know the feeling when using an iPhone or iPad – you type and the device corrects – usually incorrectly!

    1. Thank You Dina! It is always fun just to be outside.

      Anytime I can get out and watch the birds and take a few shots it is a good day!

      I have been following Friends of Fort De Soto Park; what an amazing place and people have been posting some outstanding photos. We hope to go there!!!

      1. Sorry, forgot to mention the juvenile rind-billed gull. Thanks for the confirmation!

        It gets hard trying to ID these 1st, 2nd even 3rd years gulls, not to mention their winter plumage!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Happy Birding!

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