Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Avian Visitors

 I lived near a rookery of great blue herons when I lived on Peggoty Beach in Scituate. The birds were always skittish and difficult to approach, but in Clearwater they are as tame as gulls. This one was hanging around Pier 60.

 This osprey liked to use our balcony as a fish-spotting platform.

 An anhinga (water turkey, snakebird) dries his feathers on the dock after diving for fish.

An egret landed on our railing and stared at us through the slider.
I finally relented and hand-fed him a piece of ham.