Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Hawk


This large hawk flew in at dusk. We estimate he is about 30 inches, at least twice the size of the sharpshined hawks that are more common on the lake. We weren't able to identify what type of hawk he was. Maybe he's an eagle.

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Wood Ducks: Back in Jersey

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Monday, March 24, 2008

Special Caribbean Issue


While Lake Nelson has it charms, sometimes people and birds require warmer climates and turquoise waters. We spent a week in St. Vincent and the Grenadines on two islands (Petit St. Vincent and Palm Island). Here are some the birds we encountered.

BananaquitBananaquit



Tropical Mockingbird

FrigateFrigate

Blue Heron Blue Heron having a snack.


Egret

Great Egret

White Heron

Great Egret having a meal

Common Moorhen Common Moorhen




Blackbird: with stolen Sweet-n-low.




Hummingbird



Sandpiper

BananaquitAnother Bananaquit



Blue Winged Teals


Blue Winged Teals

This duck was in a lagoon in the middle of Palm Island, SVG. It took some time searching on the internet, but we eventually identified it as a blue-winged teal on vacation in Palm Island, SVG. We prefered the caribbean waters, but they liked the lagoon.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fantastic pics! I submit that the "sandpiper" is a ruddy turnstone.

January 19, 2011 at 11:45 AM  

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Special Caribbean Issue: Unidentified Bird

We have not yet been able to identify this bird. Please leave a comment if you can.





This is a small bird, about 2 inches. We called it the complaining bird, because it would stop near our cottage and let out a scream while the other birds would sing and have some crumbs.

Anonymous Dudley said...

I think it is a Grassquit

July 27, 2011 at 3:34 PM  

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