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TreeFrog

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Oct 11, 2005
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ladydebubba the robin is cool but I really like the pink flamingo in the back ground!!! Native to TN????:rotfl::rotfl::D

SAVE your pink flamingos, everybody. They are now extinct. I saw a news item several months ago that the company that made them was going out of business.

And as a matter of fact, I think they are native to TN. There was a pair in my front yard in Memphis for several years.
 

jack S

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For the last two mornings, there have been about a hundred ducks in Eastern Lake. My "Audubon Field Guide to Florida" is about to go in the trash, 'cause this is yet another bird it doesn't identify.

treefrog; The best book I have found for bird identification is Peterson's field guide to birds. He did paintings of the birds which are easier to identify than pictures.
 

jodiFL

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That's pretty close. I don't remember the red spot above the bill, though. If they will cooperate, I'll try to look again tomorrow AM.
On the ones I always saw in Destin, the red spot was not as pronounced as in that pic. I also think that different varieties of it dont even have the red spot.
 

TreeFrog

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On the ones I always saw in Destin, the red spot was not as pronounced as in that pic. I also think that different varieties of it dont even have the red spot.

Yup. Confirmed today. We have coots.

Not old coots, the snowbirds aren't here yet. Just coots.
 

TreeFrog

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OK, here we go...

Sunday, I saw an eagle soaring over the beach near Watersound. But I didn't get a photo, nor was it close enough to identify.

This morning, it was seen again by some folks vacationing just east of Eastern Lake. They say it's a bald eagle, for sure. It surprised the toot out of them, as they were expecting to see shorebirds.
 
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jodiFL

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OK, here we go...

Sunday, I saw an eagle soaring over the beach near Watersound. But I didn't get a photo, nor was it close enough to identify.

This morning, it was seen again by some folks vacationing just east of Eastern Lake. They say it's a bald eagle, for sure. It surprised the toot out of them, as they were expecting to see shorebirds.
I saw a pair of them above 98 between 285 & 395 a few days ago. They came low enough for me to definitely identify them as bald eagles. I have heard that there is 2 or 3 nests along the intercoastal but no one will reveal the exact location for obvious reasons. I also had a golden eagle drop a snake on my car about 4 years ago on Bay Dr. Freaked me out at first but then I forgot about the snake watching the eagle in the tree trying to figure out how to get its meal back. :D
Not old coots, the snowbirds aren't here yet. Just coots
Might want to retract this... from the looks of Seaside today:rotfl:
 
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jack S

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I saw the bald eagle over the beach at redfish lake 3 days ago! It was quite a surprise! It circled low and I got a real good view of it. Just another cool day!
 
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