Wildlife

Still Alive and Well ! Mom and Dad Watching From A Distance.

The great horned owl is the most common owl of the Americas, easily recognizable because of the feather tufts on its head. These “plumicorns” resemble horns or, to some, catlike ears. Parenting The birds nest in tree holes, stumps, caves, or in the abandoned nests of other large birds. Monogamous …

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How Lucky Am I to Spot This Young Great Horned Owl!

I was walking around this tree and heard an Owl snapping at me! All of a sudden this huge Great Horned owl swooped down at me, I knew I must be near her nest! How lucky was I to spot this Young Great Horned Owl! One of my best shots …

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Friends on the Bayou

This Snowy Egret and Roseate Spoonbill love watching the traffic go by! They have been hanging out together all week in the same spot! Often seen in large congregations of different species, these two prefer the Quieter life style.   Here is a Spoonbill, Snowy Egret, Great Egret and White …

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Roseate Spoonbills In The Bayou…..

Today is pretty cloudy and rainy but in all this gloom, this is the Beauty I found today! Very common in parts of the southeast until the 1860s, spoonbills were virtually eliminated from the United States as a side-effect of the destruction of wader colonies by plume hunters. Began to …

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American Bald Eagle in Johnson Bayou Louisiana!

Seen on Smith ridge road! I have not posted in several months, just repaired my lap top, trying to get a better camera, and have been busy with my radiation treatments, I have cancer..But I love taking pictures of the local wildlife, so I will be posting once again. Hope …

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Coyotes Sw Louisiana

Coyotes began appearing in Louisiana in the early 1950s when farmers and loggers undertook large-scale clearing of wooded acreage for mechanized agriculture and timber harvesting. Even then they weren’t widely recognized as coyotes and reports of “wolves” in northern Louisiana were common. Southwestern Louisiana had always been home to the …

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Saved another one! Rose breasted Grosbeak

Hit by automobile! A little rest, water and some bugs for lunch, a quick exam and overnight stay. Now he’s back on his way! Bursting with black, white, and rose-red, male Rose-breasted Grosbeaks are like an exclamation mark at your bird feeder or in your binoculars. Females and immatures are …

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Slow down for migrating birds!

Scarlet Tanager The oldest Scarlet Tanager on record was a male, and at least 11 years, 11 months old. He was banded in Pennsylvania in 1990, and found in Texas in 2001. Male Scarlet Tanagers are among the most blindingly gorgeous birds in an eastern forest in summer, with blood-red …

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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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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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Donkeys In The Bayou.

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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