Snowy Owl on the Georgia Coast

February 21, 2013 at 4:50 am (Birds - Georgia, Georgia, Nature, Photography, Wildlife) (, , , , , , )

Snowy Owl atop a beachfront condo in Tybee Island, GA

Snowy Owl atop a beachfront condo in Tybee Island, GA

One thing we crazy birders love is when a rare species shows up.  This Snowy Owl is a couple thousand miles south of its usual haunt in snow country.  It is a common bird of the arctic in summer, and migrates to northern and midwestern US in winter. Read the rest of this entry »

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Okefenokee Swamp at Sunset – Magical…

February 13, 2013 at 7:15 pm (Birds - Georgia, Georgia, National Wildlife Refuges (US Fish & Wildlife), Nature, Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Photography, Wildlife) (, , , , , , , )

I took a sunset boat ride into the Okefenokee Swamp two days ago.

It was magical.

 

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Great Backyard Bird Count – Feb 15-18

February 12, 2013 at 1:07 pm (Birds - Georgia, Georgia, Nature, Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Photography, Wildlife) (, , )

Yellow-shafted Flicker

Yellow-shafted Flicker

The Great Backyard Bird Count is the Christmas Bird Count Lite – anybody can spend 15 minutes during the GBBC and count the species of birds in your backyard.  Or go hog wild and spend as much time as you want on all four days.  For info go to http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc and participate in this Citizen Science venture.

In the meantime, I will post photos of some of the birds in my backyard here in southeastern Georgia. Read the rest of this entry »

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