Let me be as a bird . . .

This past week, our Shabbat Torah reading, which was the second portion of the Book of Devarim (Deuteronomy), opened with one of the most poignant and moving statements ever made by the great leader Moshe Rabbenu (Moses). G-d has previously told Moshe that, despite Moshe’s great love for Eretz Israel, he will never enter the […]

Youngsters in the neighborhood (and a brief but important story about Hats)

I decided to post a few more images of our local little ones. . . . . Cannot believe what it’s like to be able to experience this beauty every day! Remember those Tri-colored Heron chicks (above) with the “punk” hairdos? They are getting bigger every day!These are among the newest of the Great Egret chicks – […]

Growing up in the wetlands

The dozing White Ibis featured above seems unimpressed by the magic of it all, but I love to watch the current batch of babies growing up in the Wetlands now that it is nearly the end of April. For example, this little 2-3 week-old Green Heron has begun to venture out ‘on a limb’ a bit further away from the […]

Wood Storks in action

This adult male Wood Stork featured above was very busy as usual yesterday morning, flying back and forth to the woods to get nesting materials.At one point, he seemed to make an abrupt decision to stop at the very top of the ‘rookery’ island. Interestingly, he landed right above some occupied Cormorant and Anhinga nests, barely visible here in […]

Everyone looks a little different in the evening

It’s interesting to observe how the colors of the late day sun affect a bird’s appearance. The Red-Bellied Woodpecker above that I spied on a recent early evening walk, certainly looked like he was enjoying the last rays of sun. We usually see the  Boat-tailed Grackle above in his brilliant, shimmering blue feathers in the daytime sun. […]

A glimpse of this morning’s walk . . .

Every morning there is something new and beautiful to see on my walk. This view of the sunrise above was the first sight to greet me as I stepped on to the boardwalk this morning at 7:30 am. What a glorious way to begin the day!! A few steps along the boardwalk, this big ol’ […]