Monday, December 24, 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Shrimp boats make for a good breakfast!

As I was driving around at the crack of dawn, I noticed a lot of bird activity on one shrimp boat in particular. It was apparent that it had shrimped the previous night and the nets still contained  some small fish and shrimp. Various birds were climbing about the boat looking for breakfast.

Immature black crowned night heron

Mature black crowned night heron,

Night heron finds a a small fish.

Night heron with a small flounder.

Great blue heron with a shrimp.

  Great blue spears a flounder.

Sometimes you have to take a break after all that eating.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Wandering around the Bluff

Last week a friend called and said he had seen a bear or two, at the same time and place, on two afternoons. The next afternoon I was staked out across the street, fifteen minutes ahead of time, to see what would transpire. Sure enough after twenty minutes a head was peering out of the ditch.

It grazed along the ditch for a few minutes, oblivious to traffic.

Then it sauntered off through a locked gate to check for acorns.

This is one of our typical juvenile bears. In these pictures, the bea'rs head and ears appear large in comparison to it's body. As a bear matures the head will be proportionally smaller.

I've been back twice more and it's been there one of those times, 2 out of 3 is fine.