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Gulf Harbors Life: Birds Scene

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 Have You Seen One?

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Morning Visitor

Got Mexican Petunias around the yard? Those big tall plants with all the bluish-purple trumpet-shaped flowers? You may not know where they are in the neighborhood but the ruby-throated hummingbirds sure do.

If you're lucky enough to have a clump of these flowers near a window, you just might catch a glimpse of one of these amazing birds.

Article submitted by kathy Posted by kathy on Tuesday, September 21, 2010

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 Bathing is for the Birds!

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Birds and Water

Around Gulf Harbors the attraction of birds to water is quite evident. We see all types of birds in the salt water canals and Gulf vistas. But bringing in those small birds to our back yards, especially with feeders, can involve some cost and a lot of work and maintenance. Try a bird bath instead.

Article submitted by kathy Posted by kathy on Monday, January 12, 2009

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 Birds Scene: Wood Storks

Birds Scene

Old "Flint Head"

"Flint Head" is one of the old nicknames for the Wood Stork. I think this came about due to the featherless black head that easily makes this bird one of our ugliest wading birds. But beauty is in the eye of the beholder, which was proven in 2006 as 11,000 pairs mated and nested throughout its southeast range.

Article submitted by kathy Posted by kathy on Saturday, August 9, 2008

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 New Topic for the Birds!

Birds Scene

has come to GulfHarborsLife.com!

We've started with an article about Yellow-Crowned Night Herons, an interesting bird that can be seen at water's edge in the evenings around Gulf Harbors.

We will keep adding to this "TOPIC" (click on this word at the top of our homepage) or try the Quick Menu link for "Birds Scene" at left.

Since we have many people who enjoy and photograph the wildlife here in Gulf Harbors and Gulf Harbors Woodlands, we invite you to add to this series with articles and/or photographs of your own. Just use the "Submit article" link at the left and follow instructions. Or, send email to GHCAeditor@GulfHarborsLife.com.

Article submitted by kathy Posted by kathy on Monday, August 4, 2008

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 Birds Scene: Night Herons

Birds Scene

Yellow-Crowned Night Herons

In summer 2007 I received a question on a bird's identity from Gulf Harbors resident, James Kaylor. He sent me the above photograph and wanted confirmation on his guess that this bird was a Yellow-crowned Night-Heron. I assured him that it is a Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, but it is an immature bird.

Our two Night-Heron species are fairly easy to tell apart when they are mature plumaged birds, but young birds can be very confusing. Before they get their adult feathers they can appear exactly alike. Binoculars or a photograph may be required to differentiate them. Look at their bills. A Black-crowned Night-Heron immature will have a yellow lower mandible, while the Yellow-crowned Night-Heron's bill will be all black.

As their name implies these two heron species are active at night and then roost or sleep most of the day. Although they do make rare day time appearances, like the bird Mr. Kaylor photographed.

These species of herons do have a somewhat bad reputation as predators on the chicks of other egrets and herons in their night roosts. Any nest left unattended at night risks a visit from these two species of Night-Herons.

The second photo here of an adult yellow-crowned night heron was taken poolside on Rudder Way in Gulf Harbors. Last year there was a family of two adults and baby that could be seen feeding at low tide in the evening on tiny crabs they find at water's edge. You could even hear the crunch of the crab shells!

Ken Tracey, www.westpascoaudubon.com

Article submitted by kathy Posted by kathy on Monday, August 4, 2008

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