Thursday, January 29, 2009

A visit to the landfill

When we want to go birdwatching, the Venice landfill is on our list. The Venice Audubon Society has many outings there. Mike and I went Tuesday. There weren't many varieties because it was 3 in the afternoon and hot. It's been so bad here that the lake dried up out there. We used to see Roseate Spoonbills and many different kinds of ducks and birds. Sure hope we get them back. What we did see though was fun.
Thousands of Sea Gulls.

Hundreds of Vultures.

Our favorite, the Eagles (one is the adult and the other is a teen-ager.

Even an alligator. :)

We even saw some wild boars. My pics didn't really turn out of them because they were a little far away.


vivian said...

great pics carla! looks like a great place to spend some time. Well, except for the alligator!!
I just want to thank you for the sweet care and comments that you have sent my way. it really has meant a lot to me.
thank you! and HUGS!!

Anonymous said...

Love your shots Carla, my favorite is the eagles too, and that alligator is scary, LOL!!

Margaret said...

You capture the wildlife beautifully, seems like a very nice place to visit.

Shashi Nayagam said...

You are lucky to be able to see such lovely wild life in its natural surroundings