This was my first time seeing Roseate Spoonbill chicks and I must say those little spoonbill beaks are quite cute. Those few sticks between me and them were a disappointment, but to be this close to a nest was pretty amazing.
Having a look around.
Testing out the gear.
From the boardwalk, St. Augustine Alligator Farm, FL
April 29, 2021
Called a hummingbird moth because it drinks nectar, I believe this is a Nessus Sphinx Moth, per insectidentification.org/
It’s a bit different than any I’ve seen before, including that fuzzy looking tail end.
It was pretty intent on feeding, but the moth occasionally lifted above the blossoms for a look around, showing off his two yellow stripes.
This was a cold day in early March and I was rather surprised to see any insects at all, never mind one so delicate looking.
Not much I can say about this, nice to see the Long White Bridge paint job complete and the flowers blooming.
Azaleas have been outdoing themselves the last couple weeks here in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. I was pleased to find these two Azalea blossom groupings standing away from the crowd.
These were in a hedge that was left more natural, which I generally prefer over the precisely manicured way.
Actually one of the plant markers I found said “Pink Perfection.”
Either way, these beauties fascinate me.
March 6, 2021
Usually these blooms open symmetrically, this one opted to be different.