An American Bald Eagle was released today at Possumwood Acres, a wildlife rehabilitation center located in Hubert, NC. The eagle had been rehabilitated by Cape Fear Raptor Center, which is located in Rocky Point, NC. The eagle was brought to Possumwood for release because it had been found on nearby Cape Lejeune and they are hoping that it would find its way back "home".We arrived early so that we could park a bit closer. I had been to Possumwood a while back and knew that parking ... Click to continue reading & see more photos
Birds–"a warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrate distinguished by the possession of feathers, wings, and a beak and (typically) by being able to fly". Birds come in many shapes & sizes and are a great photography subject.
These three Double-crested Cormorants were sitting on an old dock on a pond. Normally, I don't take many photos of these birds but I love the patterns that displayed in the sunlight. The gangly"Double-crested Cormorants are a prehistoric-looking, matte-black fishing bird with yellow-orange facial skin. Though they look like a combination of a goose and a loon, they are relatives of frigatebirds and boobies and are a common sight around fresh and salt water across North ... Click to continue reading & see more photos
This peek-a-boo pelican is giving me the eye. Brown pelicans are so much fun to watch and photograph. From allaboutbirds.org: "The Brown Pelican is a comically elegant bird with an oversized bill, sinuous neck, and big, dark body. Squadrons glide above the surf along southern and western coasts, rising and falling in a graceful echo of the waves. They feed by plunge-diving from high up, using the force of impact to stun small fish before scooping them up. They are fairly common ... Click to continue reading & see more photos
Wednesday found Mr. B and I heading for Pungo Lake to look for tundra swans and whatever else we could find in the area. First, for those of you that wondering how I have done after my first chemo, I feel surprisingly good. So far, except for being more tired than usual, I have been lucky. No nausea and no hair loss so far. Life is good and thanks to all of you that asked how I was doing. Now back to the Tundra Swans.Pungo Lake is located within the Pocosin National Wildlife Refuge ... Click to continue reading & see more photos
This little bluebird taking a bath made me not only smile but I laughed out loud at all the antics. I think that his bath time was very important to him but so entertaining to me! For the first time since we lived here, we did not have bluebirds using our nesting box but the babies and adults that are in the area, seem to love the birdbath. When I took these photos, this young one was all alone. I hope you enjoy his bath-time antics as much as I did. I will post a couple of photos ... Click to continue reading & see more photos