Wildlife, Birds, and Pets of the Mid Atlantic forum: Birds in the Mid Atlantic ~ #10 ~ October 2011

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Imagesallyg
Oct 29, 2011 10:11 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
where IS Bonaire anyway???
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagesheryl
Oct 30, 2011 6:43 AM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Caribbean - aka Netherland Antilles, although I don't really understand the distinction.
ImageDaylilyDiva219
Oct 30, 2011 8:49 AM CST
Name: Barb
Falls Church, VA
Zone 7a
It's a Dutch island, hence the "Netherlands" appelation. It's part of 3 islands at the far end of the Antilles chain: Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao, sometimes called the ABCs. Just off the coast of Venezuela.

It is renowned for diving spots, and crystal clear water.

Breathe in, Breathe out...Move on - Jimmy Buffett
Imagestormyla
Oct 30, 2011 9:11 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
One is a sea the other is a set of Islands within that sea as distinguished from the USVI or the BVI or the Caymans or the Grenadines.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_islands_in_the_Caribbea...
Imagesallyg
Oct 30, 2011 8:01 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Ok, thanks


(have the feeling all yall more familiar with caribbean than I am, which ain't hard to be)

I've heard this "different" bird in the yard several times, sure wish I could get a good look at it
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagesheryl
Oct 31, 2011 5:55 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
LOL, I knew the Caribbean was a body of water - it's the "Netherlands Antilles part I didn't get - thanks, Barb!
ImageDaylilyDiva219
Oct 31, 2011 9:32 PM CST
Name: Barb
Falls Church, VA
Zone 7a
I tip my hat to you. Hope it makes sense, Sheryl. It can be confusing with all the islands having their own identity and "nationality" so to speak. That's what makes it fun, though. There are a few more N.A. islands up at the top of the chain, one of which is two countries in one - Sint Maarten is about 1/2 of the island, and is Dutch, while Saint Martin, the other half, is French, and considered a part of the French West Indies.
Breathe in, Breathe out...Move on - Jimmy Buffett
Imagesheryl
Nov 1, 2011 6:57 AM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Are any of them still under the European country's rule or are they pretty much independent now?
ImageDaylilyDiva219
Nov 1, 2011 2:07 PM CST
Name: Barb
Falls Church, VA
Zone 7a
I think only a few are independent, but most of them are still considered part of the country under whose flag they live, and they follow French law, Dutch law, British law, etc. Hence the "French West Indies", "Netherlands Antilles" and "British Virgin Islands" nomenclature.

And to stay on topic here, they all have beautiful tropical birds to see! Whistling
Breathe in, Breathe out...Move on - Jimmy Buffett
Imagesheryl
Nov 1, 2011 2:37 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Oh, oh yes!
Imagejmorth
Nov 5, 2011 4:22 AM CST
central Illinois
Birds doing bird business
Thumb of 2011-11-05/jmorth/27b937 "come on out"Thumb of 2011-11-05/jmorth/e2858d and out pops anotherThumb of 2011-11-05/jmorth/fc1163
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
ImageOnewish1
Nov 5, 2011 5:25 AM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
that 2nd shot is the best!!
Imagestormyla
Nov 5, 2011 5:27 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
They are really nice J! Thumbs up Is that tree completely dead?

I saw 5 hawks circling above the pond across the street yesterday.
Imagesallyg
Nov 6, 2011 2:15 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Cute, J- do you know what thye are?
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
ImageHollyAnnS
Nov 6, 2011 5:29 PM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
Lovey dubby , Lovey dubby , Lovey dubby , Bonaire.
So here are a few "NOT" Mid-Atlantic Birds. Whistling
First Flamingo siting was so exciting. I was gearing up for a dive when my dive partner said what is that bird and pointed. I yelled it's a Flamingo. Yep it was flying just a hundred yards away what a great sight. Most of the ones I saw the next day at the Salt Flats were farther away and didn't get very good pictures of them but I did have my binoculars so a got a really good look at them.
Thumb of 2011-11-06/HollyAnnS/22db0f Thumb of 2011-11-06/HollyAnnS/e17632
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Life is Great! Holly
Please visit me and learn more about My Life on the Water a Personal Journey Thread in the MidAtlanticMusings Cubit.
http://cubits.org/MidAtlanticMusings/thread/view/5752/
ImageDaylilyDiva219
Nov 6, 2011 6:07 PM CST
Name: Barb
Falls Church, VA
Zone 7a
Welcome back, Holly! (Or are you transmitting from Bonaire?) Whatever, thanks for the flamingo pictures - how exciting to see them in the wild!!! Thumbs up
Breathe in, Breathe out...Move on - Jimmy Buffett
ImageHollyAnnS
Nov 6, 2011 6:39 PM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
Yes I am home, rolled in around 3:30 this morning just starting to catch up.
So they had these really nice parrots all around our resort. You could hear them up in the trees but I couldn't get any pictures of them, couldn't even see them as they were up in the high branches. I walked down the road a bit and on the way back two of them flew across the road and into some lower brush right where I could get a good look at them.
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Thumb of 2011-11-07/HollyAnnS/a36401 Thumb of 2011-11-07/HollyAnnS/8d19d6
Life is Great! Holly
Please visit me and learn more about My Life on the Water a Personal Journey Thread in the MidAtlanticMusings Cubit.
http://cubits.org/MidAtlanticMusings/thread/view/5752/
ImageHollyAnnS
Nov 6, 2011 7:01 PM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
Last of the Bird pictures. I think these might be some kind of Plover but I really don't know. They were all over the dining area patio. Just like the Pigeons in Phila.
Thumb of 2011-11-07/HollyAnnS/7e3733 Thumb of 2011-11-07/HollyAnnS/f55d19
Thumb of 2011-11-07/HollyAnnS/cb1573
Life is Great! Holly
Please visit me and learn more about My Life on the Water a Personal Journey Thread in the MidAtlanticMusings Cubit.
http://cubits.org/MidAtlanticMusings/thread/view/5752/
Imagestormyla
Nov 6, 2011 7:02 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Holly, how cool to see those birds in their native habitat. It looks so funny to see real live pink birds among the trees. The parrots look surreal sitting there too. Hilarious! Hilarious! He almost looks like you posed him there.
Imagestormyla
Nov 6, 2011 7:04 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
They are more interesting looking than pigeons, I think.

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