Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Two For Tuesday


The video above is a slower, clearer drift along the bird dock at Atsenia Otie Key. A previous video showed us approaching the island with a wee bit of lightning in the background.



The final video is a grass level view through a wildflower meadow that was nothing but blackened ash after a control burn last winter.

The flowers you see are Elephants Foot. The video may not be pulse raising, but it does have a neat, surprise ending.

With any luck, I will have the still photos of the meadow visitors up on PF tomorrow.

7 comments:

Floridagirl said...

Love that tern on the dock! And that was great footage of a Clearwing Hummingbird Moth. Amazing how quickly the land returns after a burn, isn't it?

cndymkr / jean said...

That was worth the wait. How cool! Thanks.

Ava said...

Those were great videos. Thanks for sharing them with us. Can't wait to see the pictures!

Mark said...

Cool. I was astonished the first time I saw a hummingbird moth.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Always amazing how fast it all grows back. Some heavy rains tonight up in central Florida I'm seeing on the radar.

SophieMae said...

Aaahhhhh... delightful dulcet dockside drift! And I'm so glad I clicked the surprise ending veejo! It's been a little while since I've seen a hummerette. Whenever we disremember the actual name, we just call them crawdad moths. 8-]

robin andrea said...

It's so green there! Wow, quite a fine sight for us in the parched west. Love that Hummingbird Moth. What a fantastic creature!