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Sunday, December 2, 2007

Big Branch Marsh Nat'l Wildlife Refuge


Swamp=flooded forest. Marsh=flooded grassland. Now you know the difference, too! Save Louisiana's wetlands.

Lily pads as far as the eye can see.

One of at least a dozen hairy woodpeckers.

A belted kingfisher. We also saw a king rail & numerous anoles.


mon@rch said...

sounds like a great place to be watching birds! King Rail?? Very cooL!

Julie said...

Wow lana, that description of the swooping eagle and the dart in the board really brings it home. There's got to be a short story in there somewhere.

This change they've made in picture opening isn't helpful - if mines slow it goes through a couple of stages. I'm tempted to put in larger shots in the first place.

I'm making a note top left VJ if I put anything new on Coracle.

Lana said...

Mon@rch; Yes! Allegedly there are also red-cockaded woodpeckers here, too (they set up nesting places for them in specially marked trees,) although we didn't see any this trip. Going to have to get there early one morning to catch more birds, for sure.

Julie; The eagle was really the highlight of my day. Ironically, I've only ever seen 2 or 3 bald eagles in my lifetime & they were all swooping over my car!
The Katrina houses were very surreal. The belongings left behind seemed almost too ghostly to even touch. I wonder what's happened to those people...

Julie said...

lana - I got into 'Group discussion on blogs of note - everyone is raising the pic thing. Blogger employee chipped in to say that they are working on it....'

blogs of note link is upper left hand on VJ.

Erik Donald France said...

This looks like the area(s) behind where I used to live in NC. Seems like a dream now.

Lana said...

Julie; Thanks for the update. Good to know they're working on it, at least.

Erik; Sounds like you need to take a trip "home."

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