Thursday, December 22, 2011

Boyd Hill butterfly and birds - Skywatch Friday


Still a lot of butterflies around.


Pine warbler


Which one doesn't belong? That anhinga is telling the great egret to get off his statue.


Sunshine Skyway Bridge from far away. Yes, I took this right into the sun!


Large flock of ruddy turnstones. I don't think I've ever seen more than 2 or 3 together at a time.

It's still pretty warm down here. It would be nice if it would at least stay below 70 degrees for a while. My Saturday morning walk around Boyd Hill Nature Preserve warmed up fast. I had on a tshirt and pants but after 15 minutes I was wishing I had on a tank top and shorts. I'm such a native now. It's 70 outside and I think I have to wear a jacket. Boyd Hill was pretty quiet with birds so I headed down to the end of the street it's off of and found a small park with a boat ramp that faces the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Of course, by then it was after 11am so the sun was right in my eyes. There was nothing interesting there so I didn't stay long. 

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6 comments:

  1. Excellent picture of the turnstones, love the statue!
    Best regards, Marion

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  2. loving the anhinga sculpture shot! greatness!

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  3. You have a beautiful Blog..I wish you a merry christmas

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  4. The two birds and the bridge is amazingly beautiful a picture !


    daily athens photo

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  5. Great post, and Season's Greetings. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  6. Wow the statue shot really caught my eye!!Merry Christmas I have made a card for sky watchers at my site.

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