Monthly Archives: March 2011

Red-bellied woodpecker

We have a red-bellied woodpecker in our neighborhood, and he is recognizable not only by his distinctive markings but also by his unique voice.  Billie found him feeding on insects on a tree-trunk yesterday as we walked the dogs, and … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day is coming…

We went to Savannah yesterday to lunch with Nancy, Fred, Phil, Geneva, and Levon and made a special trip to Forsyth Park to view the preparations for the St. Patrick’s Day bash coming up this week.  As we expected, the … Continue reading

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Honey Horn

I visited the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn yesterday and found some beautiful oak trees near the parking area beside Discovery House.  These trees must be very old because no living thing could develop all that character in a … Continue reading

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Heron Coming Back?

This great blue heron has been hanging around our small lakes for a couple of days now since the cold has abated a bit, and from time to time I’ve seen another GBH circling the lakes and dipping low overhead.  … Continue reading

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American Coot

I found this pair of American coots this week feeding in the Ibis Pond at Pinckney Island NWR and had a great time watching them as they leisurely foraged the pond.  Coots are swimming rails with chicken-like beaks which distinguish … Continue reading

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I’m concerned about the effects of the wind on the wildlife scene here on the Island.  Earlier we saw some great blue herons begin their nest-building rituals, in tall pines between our two lakes in Inverness Village.  I photographed this … Continue reading

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More Pinckney Island creatures

Although I didn’t find any nesting ibis on my recent hike in the Pinckney Island NWR, I did see an ibis feeding at the shoreline of Ibis Pond.  This bird allowed me to get quite close and didn’t move off … Continue reading

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Pinckney Island NWR

I went to Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) yesterday to check out the Ibis Pond rookery.  It has been cleaned up by clearing the shorelines after some selective burning, and access to the pond shore is easier than before.  … Continue reading

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