Saturday, March 07, 2015


On the way into the University of Florida's research station on Seahorse Key, the channel, and therefore the boat must pass close to a sand spit that is a popular bird dry
dock area.

Things were pretty laid back at the spit last Wednesday until a certain field tripping group of students cruised by on their way into Seahorse Key.

The cormorants were the first to jump spit.

The Brown Pelicans followed their lead.

Of course, that started a chain reaction.

Jumping spit seemed to be an appropriate response ... "birds of a feather" and all that.

Of course, comfortably perched on one of  the convenient pooping stations that surround the island,  I didn't feel a need to panic like the rest.
It's just a boat you bird brains.


robin andrea said...

Survival instincts do provide some nice photographic opportunities. Some birds do have that, "been there done that attitude."

threecollie said...

Nice! Florida is a gift that just keeps giving.

Julie Zickefoose said...

I like it, I like it, I like it. Not very often you get to see both American pelicans on the same spit. I've never seen that. Signs as "pooping stations," ha!

Wally Jones said...

Great action shots!

So - if the birds left that area for, presumably, a similar one, does that mean they were swapping - never mind. I'm much more mature than that .....

lisa said...

What a lovely sight to see! You are so lucky to be able to have it.