The Rookery … a real treat

Somewhere on the backroads between Georgia and South Carolina, I caught a glimpse of a lot of “white” out of my peripheral vision.   I had to travel about a half mile before I was able to turn around and pull off the side of the road.   I was thrilled to stumble across the rookery.   I counted about 100 egrets in the area.   I hated to leave.   But! I noticed a couple of days later, after downloading the photos …  the wood stork standing back to back with the egret and another sitting in the nest.  I didn’t even notice him while standing there.   A real treat.

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Battle of the Gulls

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From the ferry between Minnesott Beach and Cherry Branch North Carolina.

 

Advice from a Great Blue Heron and the Nikon D850

Advice from  a Great Blue Heron:

– Wade into life.
– Keep a keen lookout.
– Don’t be afraid to get your feet wet.
– Be patient.
– Look below the surface.
– Enjoy a good read.
– Go fish!

The 31st “click” with Nikon D850 and so far I love it!   And oh — at Huntley Meadows in Northern Virginia

Huntley Meadows

My first, but, not my last visit to Huntley Meadows.   Huntley Meadows Park is over 1500 acres of land and 1/2 miles of wetland boardwalks located in Northern Virginia, just off of Route 1.   A great birding spot — with over 200 species identified in the park.   🙂

Meet up, geese style

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I can put a whole fish in my mouth. Wanna see?

The Perched Bird

“Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings”.  —  Victor Hugo 

Momma and Her 3 Chicks

Eagles, Conowingo Dam

Conowingo Dam is a large hydroelectric dam in the lower Susquehanna River and it just happens to be one of the best places to see the American Bald Eagle east of the Mississippi River.   The dam holds a special interest for me, because my grandfather and uncle left southwest Virginia in the late 1920s to find work on the dam.  Once they found the work to be steady, the rest of the family moved north. And that’s how some of the Lark’s got from Russell County, Virginia to Carroll County, Maryland.   For more family information please visit:   The Lark Family Genealogy of Russell County, Virginia.

Last week was my first attempt to photograph our National Bird.  They soared, they swooped, they fished and I loved it —   My camera(s) and I will be back soon!

The Great Blue Heron

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