Monday, November 12, 2007

It's always a good day when you see an eagle

Did you know that Bald Eagles are one of the few birds found in all states? Maybe not Hawaii...I'll have to check on that. They nest here in Louisiana in the winter. An eagle is always an impressive sight. I saw this one down at the river by the Vet School right near the LSU campus. He perched and posed and then headed off upriver. A little later a younger bird flew by, scanning the river for fish.

Bald Eagle at the river

Sunday, November 11, 2007

There aren't many cuter birds...

Can you find the bird in this picture?? The Winter Wren is a tee-nincy little bird. Most wrens are ground dwellers and this one is no exception. If you think you see a mouse and it turns out to be a bird, it could be a Winter Wren. This one was enjoying itself at Bluebonnet Swamp last Sunday.

Winter Wren at Bluebonnet Swamp

We don't get much of a fall here, so we have to enjoy any spots of color we can find...
This beautiful flower is a form of orchid called "Lady's Tresses" and it grows wild in the swamp...