Saturday, November 26, 2016

As always a little behind on postings

A CaraCara lands in the tree behind our RV looking for s meal of fresh Grackle

Of course the Grackles are hiding under our vehicles

The Super Moon from thee RV pads

The Snow Geese are slowly coming back by the thousands

In flight

The rice fields turn white as they land

And of course as the geese arrive so do the Eagles and Hawks

Now that the weather is much cooler here , days in the seventy's and nights in the fifty's the Gators have come out of hiding.

Just striking a pose

And now a profile shot

Cormorants and an Egret enjoying the sun

A caracara hunting

Raccoons are starting to come back in numbers on the Refuge . It's been eight years since the hurricane wiped out all the little critters here.

Just watching me take it's picture

Our baby whistling ducks are all grown up. They all seemed to survive the summer season with little loss.

Just drying it's feathers. These Cormorants have no oils to spread so after they spend time in the water they have to come out and dry themselves . Having held them , their feathers feel more like fur.

Lauren hard at work on the Butterfly garden in the refuge .A cool day, so many layers.
Lauren helping out at a gathering for a very sick friend who works at the refuge.
As the butterflies move in, this Gulf Fritillary landed and was just beautiful. 

Loving the flowers

Thousands of shore birds move into one of new ponds on the Refuge

A little hard to see, there is a Burrowing Owl in the dark spot along the concrete on the left .

These guys are every where here

Lots of little shore birds

One of the big gators coming out of his burrow all covered with grasses

Just posing , looks like we are here until next May. Then we are off to a new Refuge for us in Georgia for the summer , Savannah NWR just a few miles north of Savannah . Then back to Pea Island in September. On the home front we are going to Houston on Monday to see another doctor to try and resolve Laurens medical issue . Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving .                                                                                                                     G

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