Costa Rica, the land of the hummingbirds. The wide variety of hummingbirds seen throughout the country is spectacular, and the opportunity to have close views of them are bountiful. This week will is hummingbird week. A bird a day, that’s what 2016 will bring. This Rufous Tailed Hummingbird […]
Some of my favorite birds to watch are in the Heron and Egret family. With their elegant long necks, they are fascinating to watch as they use such stealth while they fish. As a fishing bird, they are quite skittish. They have the eye of an eagle, and […]
The Sandwich Tern can be found along the southeastern coast of the United States, Brazil and in the Caribbean. A rather unusual tern with its bill heralding a yellow tip. This was the first time I had set eyes on one. Laying on the sand at St. Augustine […]
Happy Holidays from one of the cities in America that celebrates the holidays big. The St. Augustine Nights of Lights festival in Florida offers over 3 million lights throughout the city. With decorations high and low, it’s a tropical paradise for a winter holiday. The city welcomes you […]
An odd looking bird that seems to part of the natural landscape along the seashore is the Brown Pelican. Living along the eastern and western coasts of America, they are seen from southern California to Ecuador, and Maryland to Venezuela. A large stocky bird with a stretchy scoop […]
In the wintering months along the beaches of Florida, a large shore bird with a brilliant orange beak can be found. The Royal Tern enjoys the warmer beaches of Southern California as well during the winter, and travels to the Northeastern coast of the United States during the […]
Wanted to pop in and say hello from the Sunshine state. The weather has been divine, but it is time to return home. The sun has had its last sunset on my beach holiday. I’m going to miss playing in the surf and sand with all of the […]
A solitary Roseate Spoonbill sat in the tree at the rookery in the St. Augustine Alligator Farm. Taking a late afternoon nap, a leg stretch was certainly in order.
I couldn’t say it any better than David Gessner at Orion Magazine. When You See a Skimmer by David Gessner.
From the tropical rainforest of Costa Rica to the powder soft sand of St. Augustine Beach, Florida it’s been quite the whirlwind. The birds here are just as wonderful as Costa Rica, although not nearly as many species. Needless to say, it didn’t take me long to get […]