SUNNY FLORIDA FOR A SNOWY DAY

Every Tuesday Two Writing Teachers provide an opportunity  to share your writing.
Every Tuesday Two Writing Teachers provide an opportunity to share your writing.

Last week I had an opportunity to visit dear friends at their home in Florida.  They live in a lovely golfing community.  We were fortunate enough to get two sunshine filled days.  One of the mornings, Amy and I went out for a walk and I was captivated by seeing the most unusual water fowl.

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I was captivated by these unusual ducks.  And then I saw

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This curious looking fellow.

I said to Amy, such special birds live here and she laughingly said, “Oh, the club imports those birds to live here”.  Well, I laughed, because I thought she was just being funny.  A little later along came this beauty:

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I repeated my initial remark about such extraordinary birds and Amy looked at me like I had developed a memory loss and said that really they had imported the water fowl.  Geez, imagine that!  Luck birds.

Enjoy,

Bernadette

About Bernadette

I live in the small town of Haddonfield, NJ. I am at an age in my life when I seem to spend time thinking and musing about life. These musings are usually stimulated by my walks through Haddonfield, my reading of books and fellow bloggers, and my interaction with my group of fabulous family and friends.

18 Responses

  1. I am an avid bird watcher aside from having other geeky habits. I am surprised they import the birds, I do hope they are thriving in their non-native habit. So. I had to identify these for your readers. The first set of waterfowl are Sea Ducks. Such a pretty duck, aren’t they? The second is a Common Galinule. Not so common-looking for such a pretty bird, huh? The third is what I can only guess is a Swoose, which is a cross-breed between a goose and a swan… but not really sure on that one. Thanks for letting me try to ID them! 🙂

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  2. I love to see the birds in other areas! Thanks for the glimpse of these unusual birds and the commenter who identified them for me. I’ve never heard of any of these. Interesting that they can import birds. Are their wings clipped so they don’t fly away?

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  3. I find I always notice birds when I walk. In my normal activities, I don’t usually see them or pay attention, but when I am on a walk, I notice everybody flying around. Perhaps it is feeling so grounded, and they are not…

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  4. What extraordinary birds! Bird watching does require a certain mindset and pace. Not one our day to day world accommodates often. Thank you for your offering and all the comments it has spurred! Makes me want to go outside and watch.

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  5. Love these pictures, Bernadette!
    Maine imported wild turkeys, which we never had here when I was a child. Now they are a common sight.
    BTW, I never did get your address to send you a post card. If you still want me to send you one, let me know where to send it!

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