Friday, January 26, 2007

More Space Ghost

It's birdy and busy here in Titusville. I am knackered from an early start this morning and from being chilly most of the day. Feels good, actually, to be inside for a few.

I gave my "Perils and Pitfalls of Birding" talk last night and really enjoyed it. Friendly crowd (most had just attended a wine and nibbles reception), nice room, lots of laughs (in the right places in the talk).

By the way, this festival, the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival is a really great one and getting better. Loads of interesting birds and birding sites. Lots of knowledgeable local naturalist/birders and everyone is very friendly. Oh, and you can eat your own weight in seafood everyday.

Here are some image highlights from yesterday (rainy and gray) and today (sunny and windy). I'm hoping to spend much of tomorrow focusing on photography.

Female anhinga tucked in the rain.

Gannet over the Atlantic from Cape Canaveral National Seashore.

Skimmers facing into the wind and rain.

Active barn owl nest on Zellwood WMA.

My best shot of a life mammal, a river otter at Zellwood, taken through the bus windshield.

Anhinga coming in for a landing. My first ever decent flight shot.

A bird so nice I posted it twice.


At 12:14 PM, Blogger LauraHinNJ said...

Those skimmers are a sight for sore eyes - boy do I miss them!

Neat barn owl in the box, too.

At 9:40 AM, Blogger dguzman said...

Nice about-to-land anhinga photo!

At 12:47 PM, Blogger The Swami said...

Swami hates to question your bird ID, but your penultimate picture looks like it is actually the successor to the SR-71 blackbird spy plane as it does a pre-landing fly-by.

Always glad to help.

P.S. Isn't "uguygqib" a bit much for the word verification?


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