Well, I have sorted through thirteen hundred images which I took whilst in Florida on the family holiday - good job I wasn't actually on bird watching trip - there's no telling how many images I would have taken!! And so, below are a few more images of the birds we encountered during our ten day stay. There are some new species below and some from my previous post but probably in a different pose
A bit gruesome I know, but below is the River Otter at different stages of eating the duck it had found - or more probably killed! As you can see it didn't leave a lot!
Hope you have enjoyed the images from Florida, and as always, thanks for stopping by. If you have any comments, please don't be afraid to post them, as I would welcome any feedback.
Wednesday 20 January 2016
A few months ago, the Duchess and I decided to take the kids and their partners and Charlie, our grandson on holiday to Florida (the kids being 36 and 32) It was to be a family holiday, so birding was going to take a back seat for a change - although I would be taking my camera and binoculars just in case! .... so, on 5th Jan, we headed for Florida, staying in a private villa for 10 days, based between Kissimmee and Claremont. After an uneventful flight, we arrived at Orlando MCO airport, collected our hire cars and headed for the villa, arriving some time after 9.00 pm, tired after our long day, so it was time for bed. Waking up the following morning, our plan was to 'do' Universal Studios for the day; just before we headed off, Mark (my son-in-law) came in and said there were some big birds in the next door neighbors' garden;they turned out to be Sandhill Cranes. Over the next 10 days, we saw quite a few in the neighborhood but on my previous visit to Florida, I spent days looking for them! As always, I will try not to bore you with a day by day account or a list of birds, just some of the highlights and a few images
We ventured over to the west coast one day to Johns Pass so the kids could go jet skiing. The Duchess the daughter and I had a quiet beverage on the board walk. Once again, just sitting around there are birds to be seen - Brown Pelican, Fish Crow, Red-breasted Merganser and Laughing Gull all in good numbers