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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Here are some Valentine's Day images from us. The top photo is of Bonica Roses from our extensive bird gardens at Bobolink Farm our 48 acre NH home. The second photo is of a preening Roseate Spoonbill (pronounced rose-ee-et) that looks like a big Valentine's day heart. It has it's right wing raised and is preening it's belly so you can't see its head, only its eye is visible peeking out from its left side. Spoonbills are one of the celebrity birds here at Ding Darling NWR, Sanibel, FL. They are not flamingos, as many tourists assume because of their pink color. Below is a photo of one in flight. Roseate Spoonbills feed by sweeping the spoon-shaped bill back and forth in the water, then snapping it closed on a fish they locate by touch.

This is also our 7 year blogger anniversary. Lillian has been writing this blog plus taking all the photos, for 7 years, starting on Feb. 14, 2006!
Happy Valentine's Day and Good Birding to All!


Ruth Hiebert said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you and congratulations on 7 years of blogging.

Unknown said...

Well done! Congratulations and Happy Valentine's Day!

warriormom said...

Gorgeous shot of the Roseate Spoonbill.

Marje said...

Hello Lillian and Don,
Dave and I are enjoying your blog from Belfast, ME where we now reside. We are counting birds tomorrow, including red polls, pine siskins , evening grosbeaks etc. We have one of your feeders on our deck. Hope to see you in ME when the warblers arrive. Dave and Marje Stickleri

Kevin said...

Happy 7-year anniversary! Love those Spoonbill shots.