Saturday, September 10, 2011

Coquina Beach Bonus Shots

boardwalk to Coqunia Beach
We left Longboat Key Beer Can Island and drove across the bridge to Coquina Beach
Taken from boardwalk, not sure what it is
The bird on the top is an Egret, a very common sight here.
Still not sure what the frame is on the buckled beach wall

Hanging Sea Oats
Yellow Crown Night Heron
 This young  Heron let me walk to within five feet of him, but all I had was point and shoot and no sport mode for better shots, First one I have met so he was a bonus shot

19 comments:

Ann said...

I was going to ask you what the frame/rack is when I read you don't know either.

Kilauea Poetry said...

This looks like you had a nice day- beautiful white sandy beach- love your shots Sandra-

Mama-Bug said...

I can't wait to see what's next!
Love that night heron; it's beautiful!

Snapper II said...

The sea jetty or wall is no match for the sea. I can not imagin what that wooden frame is. I wonder what holds it in place.
I love the birds. Great post.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

That Heron looked a bit haggard and confused but he sure has a pretty place to rest.

That seagrass photo is outstanding, good composition.

TexWisGirl said...

wow. that night heron is great! usually they're pretty elusive! and i love the snowy egret's yellow feet! :)

the sea oats shot was my favorite.

Lynne said...

Great images! Love the bird shots. The seagrass one is really good. Thanks enjoyed!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Gorgeous beach, etc...I like the egrets (I always think they all are cranes) I need this info....Nice pics!

Judy Royal Glenn said...

I just laughed when I saw the pic of the Yellow Crown Night Heron. Oh my gosh! I love that bird. Thanks for sharing:)

Catherine said...

So pretty! That Night Heron looks like a funny little bird. It looks like he is walking straight up like a human. Too funny!
xo Catherine

Ginny said...

I love EVERYTHING!!!! I have never seen a baby night heron!! And the sea oats, I take it you CANNOT make oatmeal from them? The egret on the frame thingy, so artistic!!!! I have never seen an egret. I have said it many times:what is old news for you is exotic and special for me, and probably others who have never been to Florida or traveled much.

SweetMarie said...

I like your boardwalk pic and love the Night Heron, what a cute little guy. Looking forward to the next pics!

S. Etole said...

What a cute little Heron ... he knew he was safe with you!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

looka like you had a wonderful day

the phtos are fantastic! it's really hard to pick a favourite.

betty xx

DawnTreader said...

That first shot of the heron looks hilarious... And I quite like that don't-know-what-it-is.

Angela said...

What a cool looking bird! I think the pictures turned out great!

Chatty Crone said...

What a great gift he gave you for that last picture - I love it.

LET US NEVER FORGET - SANDIE

Deb said...

you are so lucky to live there Sandra...such awesome photos...

SquirrelQueen said...

That little heron is so cute and sounds like he was friendly too. That frame is a little odd, it does make me wonder.