Wildlife

White-tailed Kite’s Spotted 1/2 mile east of Holly Beach in Cameron on Highway 82

As recently as the 1940s, this graceful hawk was considered rare and endangered in North America, restricted to a few sites in California and Texas. In recent decades, it has increased greatly in numbers and spread into many new areas. It is often seen hovering on rapidly beating wings over …

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White-tailed Kite Spotted On Holly Beach Road

I was so excited to see these kites on Holly beach Rd in Cameron. There were two flying together. My iPhone does not take good pictures, sorry for the poor quality. I am pretty sure they are  White-tailed Kite’s. A medium-sized raptor of open grasslands and savannas, the White-tailed Kite …

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Whats up bro, its not just a sport dude, its a lifestyle, and its freaking amazing!

Surfing Holly Beach Rd…… SW Louisiana Surfer, Someone who lives for the search of finding new and exotic waves to surf. They love to ride waves, and they love to just be in the water either with great friends or by themselves, whether its 2 feet or 20 Feet, this …

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American White Pelicans On SW Louisiana Gulf Coast

Though American White Pelians breed at fewer than 60 colonies in total, their large size and propensity to travel large distances, even when breeding, make finding them fairly straightforward. Finding them depends on where you are and what time of the year it is, so check a range map to …

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Purple Gallinule in Johnson Bayou

A beautifully colored bird of southern and tropical wetlands, the Purple Gallinule can be see walking on top of floating vegetation or clambering through dense shrubs off Berwick road in Johnson Bayou. Its extremely long toes help it walk on lily pads without sinking. Adult Description Swims on surface of …

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The nutria is a large rodent that looks like a large rat or a beaver.

A very large rodent that looks like a beaver with a rat-like tail is destroying coastal Louisiana, chomping its way through the state’s wetland vegetation and removing the plants and grasses that are critical to preventing these marshes from turning into open water. The nutria, a web-footed animal with shaggy, …

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Roseate Spoonbill’s love Johnson Bayou

With rosy pink wings, an orange tail, and a naked, blotchy, scaly grayish-green head, the Roseate Spoonbill is at once beautiful and bizarre. The species is currently very widespread and numerous in the Neotropics, extending its range south to Argentina. Audubon’s climate model predicts an unstable future for this species in …

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Northern Harriers

Northern Harriers all over the telephone poles along highway 82 in Cameron. Northern Harriers are the most owl-like of hawks (though they’re not related to owls). They rely on hearing as well as vision to capture prey. The disk-shaped face looks and functions much like an owl’s, with stiff facial …

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Great Blue Heron’s in Love in Johnson Bayou

Whether poised at a river bend or cruising the coastline with slow, deep wingbeats, the Great Blue Heron is a majestic sight. This stately heron with its subtle blue-gray plumage often stands motionless as it scans for prey or wades belly deep with long, deliberate steps. They may move slowly, …

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Praying mantids

About the Praying Mantis The praying mantis is named for its prominent front legs, which are bent and held together at an angle that suggests the position of prayer. The larger group of these insects is more properly called the praying mantids. Mantis refers to the genus mantis, to which …

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Share A S’more With Your Neighbor!

Though the exact origin of s’mores is unknown, the Girl Scouts of the USA is credited with the first publication of the recipe! In 1927, Troop leader Loretta Scott Crew wrote a recipe for “Some Mores,” and published it in Tramping and Trailing With the Girl Scouts, an official Girl …

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Barn Owls In The Stairwell At Work

They come at Dusk with food and sit on the stairwell rail. Barn Owls eat mostly small mammals, particularly rats, mice, voles, lemmings, and other rodents; also shrews, bats, and rabbits. Most of the prey they eat are active at night, so squirrels and chipmunks are relatively safe from Barn …

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