Tag: st augustine

Tri-Colored Herons

The Tri-colored herons at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Rookery are filled with character. It was early June and the first round of nestlings were getting larger and nearly ready to leave the nest. Like Curly, Moe and Larry of the Three Stooges, they sat squawking and squabbling. […]

Horses on the Beach

This week I had a short, but long driving trip to St. Augustine Beach, Florida. One of my favorite cities in the world, ranking with Paris and Rio de Janeiro, the powder soft sand and the historical district has so much charm and beauty. While it was mostly […]

Herons & Egrets

Some of my favorite birds to watch are in the Heron and Egret family. With their elegant long necks, they are fascinating to watch as they use such stealth while they fish. As a fishing bird, they are quite skittish. They have the eye of an eagle, and […]

Brown Pelicans

An odd looking bird that seems to part of the natural landscape along the seashore is the Brown Pelican. Living along the eastern and western coasts of America, they are seen from southern California to Ecuador, and Maryland to Venezuela. A large stocky bird with a stretchy scoop […]

Royal Tern

In the wintering months along the beaches of Florida, a large shore bird with a brilliant orange beak can be found. The Royal Tern enjoys the warmer beaches of Southern California as well during the winter, and travels to the Northeastern coast of the United States during the […]