Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Quick FloridaTrip

The nerds were in Florida last week soaking up the sun and warm weather. We had a good time boating and birding. We also went to our first spring training game in Clearwater. We had great seats but got Joe Blanton as the starting pitcher. We had 80% chance of getting one of the 4 aces, and we got the 5th wheel. Not that anything is wrong with Joe, he's just not one of the star pitchers. Oh well. Here are some photos for your enjoyment.

Immature Wood Stork

Great Crested Flycatcher

Red-shouldered Hawk

Limpkin - usually very shy. This one was feeding on snails in mid-day (hence the glare)

Here is the Limpkin close-up. First with the snail in shell, then with the snail out of the shell. I don't know how it manages to get the snail out of the shell with only it's beak as a tool.

1 comment:

Allen Hurlbert said...

Nice blog and nice photos. I am writing to request your permission to use your Great-crested Flycatcher photo in a scientific publication on how the timing of migration has been affected by climate change. Please contact me if you are amenable, and I can provide you with further details. Sincerely, Allen Hurlbert (