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Driftwood Beach

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"The scattered driftwood bleached and dry. The wild waves reach their hands for it,

The wild wind raves, the tide runs high, As up and down the beach we flit - 

Little sandpipers and I."  ~  Celia Thaxter (American poet & author)


Yellow-throated Warbler

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The Yellow-throated Warbler is common in the southeastern United States and thrives in and around swampy forests covered in Spanish moss.



Roseate Spoonbill et al

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A Roseate Spoonbill, Wood Storks, Snowy Egrets and Tricolored Heron roosting together at high tide on Jekyll Island, Georgia.

Wood Stork in flight (below)

Good Morning!

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Sunrise over the Atlantic from the Golden Isles in Georgia.

Royal Tern

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Willets

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Winter Sunrise

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Winter Solstice Greetings!

"And Winter Came" by Enya

Western Sandpipers

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"To live is the rarest thing in the world.  Most people exist, that is all."  ~  Oscar Wilde

Last Days of Autumn

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"Late Autumn is as joyful and sweet as an untimely end." ~ Remy de Gourmont

Ring-necked Pheasant

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Not the best photos of this guy since he doesn't stand still for long.  He has been visiting bird feeders in our neighborhood.

Mute Swan

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Help save New York's Mute Swans - click here

"A man is truly ethical only when he obeys the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist, and shrinks from injuring anything that lives."  ~ Albert Schweitzer

Help save New York's Mute Swans - click here

To view a New York Times article on Speaking Up for the Mute Swan - click here

Tundra Swans in Flight

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"We cannot stop the winter or summer from coming.  We cannot stop the spring or the fall or make them other than they are.  They are gifts from the Universe that we cannot refuse.  But we can choose what we will contribute to life when each arrives."  ~  Gary Zukov (author of The Seat of the Soul)

Snowy Owl

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It certainly appears that we are in for another Snowy Owl irruption this winter.  For an informative blog post on this unprecedented back-to-back irruption year, click here.