Anhinga

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Anhinga

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Wood Stork

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Wood Stork

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Squirrels Have to Eat, Too!!

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Squirrels Have to Eat, Too!!

I don’t really care for squirrels.  They interfere with my birds getting the maximum from my backyard bird feeders.  I usually am seen doing whatever I can to scare them away…making hissing cat sounds, bruising my knuckles rapping on the windows, throwing water out on them…even vinegar!  HOWEVER, on a cold morning after days of rain and a snowy night, I do realize squirrels have to eat, too.  This morning, this little fellow captured my attention looking so cute up high on Mr. Mockingbird’s resident observation point in the holly tree.  Guess those berries looked enticing or was it that the chilly and wet snow had melted up there compared to his usual places of scampering along the ground or fence rows.  Whatever, he looks pretty cute! I just hope I’m still watching when Mr. Mockingbird returns to HIS post! THAT should be...

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Brown Pelican

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Brown Pelican

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Spear Fishing, Anyone?

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Spear Fishing, Anyone?

The Snowy Egret is a medium size wading bird, a bit smaller than the Great Egret.  Their smaller size enables them to fly more rapidly than the Great Egret and can maneuver more skillfully.  They’re similar in appearance, but the Snowies have long, flowing plumes on the head, neck and back during breeding season.  They are quite graceful in flight and in their walk. Snowy egrets live and feed in marshes, low coastlines, and tidal flats.  They are skilled in foraging for the big catch sometimes flying over the water watching below or skillfully walking in the water in pursuit of the feast.  Unlike other wading birds like the Great Egret or herons which wait quietly for their catch, the Snowy Egrets are out actively hunting, moving about in the water stirring it up.  Their sharp bills make them accomplished spear fishermen for they rarely go hungry. So, if spear fishing is your sport, buddy up with a Snowy Egret for the...

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Snowy Egret

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Snowy Egret

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Carolina Chickadee

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Carolina Chickadee

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Red-bellied Woodpecker

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Red-bellied Woodpecker

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Snowy Egret

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Snowy Egret

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Great Egret

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Great Egret

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Great Blue Heron

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Great Blue Heron

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Juvenile Ibis Resting

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Juvenile Ibis Resting

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Green Heron

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Green Heron

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Northern Cardinal

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Northern Cardinal

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Uniquely Beautiful Sea Shells

Posted by on Mar 14, 2012 in My Blog, NC Outer Banks, Portfolio | 0 comments

Uniquely Beautiful Sea Shells

Many of us enjoy shelling when we spend time in coastal areas.  Since I was a child, I have enjoyed just meandering down the beach, often getting a crick in my neck from long, long searches for the perfect and unique shell.  The truth is each one is unique just as we are.  The leisure pastime allows everything else in my life to drift away from my mind as if it is carried out with the last wave as it retreats with the tide. Do you like shelling?  Do you find it relaxing as I do?  What about it do you enjoy most? I find that I really enjoy the discovery of the tiniest of shells, perfectly formed in its own color without any visible chips, with all the detail of the larger ones but just miniature. Then, the wondering begins.  How old is this tiny, tiny shell?  Where did it first greet life and just how far has it traveled?  I find great relaxation in this fond leisure.  I recall, as a child riding back home from a vacation at the beach in the backseat of the family car, windows open wide without air conditioning, a shoe box collection of  my treasures from the sea and the odorous decaying of some that had their dying inhabitants still intact.  Maybe THAT’S why the windows were open and not the heat! And so we wait until the next...

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Eastern Bluebird

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Eastern Bluebird

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Red-bellied Woodpecker

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Red-bellied Woodpecker

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Male House Finch

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Male House Finch

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American Robin

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American Robin

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Precious Plover

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Precious Plover

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