Saturday, January 10, 2009

Life Lists

My last morning in Daytona I went for a morning walk on the beach with Anne. As we arrived, a man approached us and pointed to a large bird standing at the water's edge and said it was a bald eagle. I have never seen an American bald eagle in the wild. I looked carefully and sure enough it was. I am not sure WHY he was chillin' in Daytona at the water's edge. I don't think of them as salt water fishers. But I was not going to look a gift horse in the mouth. Any day when you can add a new bird to your life list, is a good day. Since then I have been able to add roseate spoon bill from my perch on Chris and Gordon's porch.

While I did not capture any pictures of these two I DID get some nice shots of osprey, great blue herrons and pelicans when we were in the boat.


Barry said...

I miss the ospreys and anxiously await their return to the Cape. I believe bald eagles are year-round residents of Florida and I am so happy you were able to see it! I saw one here a few weeks ago at a sand pit.

Great photos!

Jenn said...

Nice shot of the osprey. And I love the pelican, too. He looks like he's carved from wood.