Wildlife

Red-winged Blackbird

The oldest recorded Red-winged Blackbird was 15 years, 9 months old. It was banded in New Jersey in 1967, and found alive, but injured in Michigan in 1983. It was able to be released after recovering from its injuries. All the pictures on my website Eaglesandmore.com are taken by me …

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Speckled kingsnake

The oldest wild common kingsnake was 9 years old and the oldest in captivity was 33.3 .years old . …. Common kingsnakes are listed as a “ species of concern” on the United States Federal list. 16-60 inches. Shiny black above, each scale with a white or yellow spot; underside …

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Help! Crazy ants! Threatening more than our local wildlife!

Crazy ants crashed my MacBook!  I am unable to upload good pictures to the site or any social media 😢 Please visit Johnson Bayou Louisiana for some of the best bird watching in the south! Thanks for the support! Jeff out😢 READ ON AND LEARN THE TRUTH ABOUT CRAZY ANTS! …

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Black-necked Stilt’s frequent Johnson Bayou Louisiana

The oldest recorded Black-necked Stilt was at least 12 years, 5 months old. it was banded in Venezuela and found in the Lesser Antilles. A striking black-and-white bird with very long, thin red legs, the Black-necked Stilt is found along the edges of shallow water in open country.   Black-necked …

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Johnson Bayou Donkeys

The record for the oldest documented age for a donkey is 54 years old in New Mexico, USA. Although often portrayed as moody and difficult to work with, donkeys, if trained right, can be loyal and effective farm hands that are naturally inclined to not only herd but also protect …

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The Common Gallinule

You want to see birds? Johnson Bayou is a great place for viewing! The oldest recorded Common Gallinule was at least 9 years, 10 months old when it was recaptured in Louisiana in 1940, during some of the very earliest banding studies in the U.S. The Common Gallinule inhabits marshes …

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Belted Kingfishers are abundant in Johnson Bayou Louisiana

Pleistocene fossils of Belted Kingfishers (to 600,000 years old) have been unearthed in Florida, Virginia, Tennessee, and Texas. The oldest known fossil in the kingfisher genus is 2 million years old, found in Alachua County, Florida.   With its top-heavy physique, energetic flight, and piercing rattle, the Belted Kingfisher seems …

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The American Coot

The oldest known American Coot lived to be at least 22 years 4 months old. The waterborne American Coot is one good reminder that not everything that floats is a duck. A close look at a coot—that small head, those scrawny legs—reveals a different kind of bird entirely. Their dark …

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