Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Winter Wildlife

The days leading up to Christmas were mild here in coastal Alabama so I was able to go outside and photograph some of my friends.

This precious little bluebird loves to perch on our back deck.

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A favorite perch of the osprey is the top of the cypress tree.   He has a bird eye’s view of the water where he can personally choose his entrĂ©e. 

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The pileated woodpecker which is about the size of a crow was searching for bugs in the pine tree.

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The “old” heron is content to stand guard over the canal while…

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the “young” heron is on the move.

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As the day came to an end, the sea gulls flew off to where ever it is they spend their evenings.  Can you see the sliver of the moon in the picture?

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In closing, I would like to share a different type of wildlife…photos of the boat parade held in mid-December.

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This boat won first place and deservedly so.

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Thank you for visiting.    Happy New Year!!

Marlee

 
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9 comments:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

OMG - I looooove your pics! That lil bluebird is the most darling thing ever!

SO cute!

We have nothing but snow snow snow - though we DID see a beautiful huge owl today!

happy New Year!

Rebecca said...

Two of my favorite birds; the bluebird and the pileated woodpecker! The pileated woodpecker is rather reclusive around my property and I have yet to get a good photo! Happy New Year!

Donna said...

I think I need to move to coastal Alabama - your wildlife photos are GORGEOUS!!! I've never seen a bluebird or an osprey other htan in photos. I'd love to have them around my house! Happy New Year to you!

Donna @ An Enchanted Cottage

Mary said...

Marlee, I love all of your wildlife photo's. I wish I could send you some snow..ha
~Mary

Carol L McKenna said...

You are so blessed with nature's wildlife and such beautiful photography ~

(A Creative Harbor aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Beautiful pics Marlee. Happy New Year!!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great shots of your local wildlife. I don't have much luck photographing the birds around here - by the time I get the camera they are done.
Thanks for stopping by, and a Very Happy New Year to you also.

Jeannette StG said...

Love the birds, as well as the lighted boats! A happy New Year to you!

D_Y said...

The boat parade looks like a hoot!