Thursday, April 9, 2009

Babcock Webb WMA - SkyWatch Friday

I have only visited Babcock Webb WMA one time but I definitely plan on going back. Most of the property is made up of pine woodlands with lakes and ponds mixed in. I was looking for Red-cockaded Woodpeckers which unfortunately I did not see but I was able to find a few Brown-headed Nuthatches which were new birds for me. We stayed until sunset and as we were driving out we were lucky enough to find three snakes along the road. We saw one snake earlier in the day in the talons of a Great Horned Owl but I am not really sure that counts.

Red-cockaded Woodpecker, Brown-headed Nuthatch, and Bachman's Sparrow habitat.

Florida Green Watersnake

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25 comments:

erin said...

snake....eeek.
lovely shots...
thank you for sharing ... have a great weekend.

vincibene said...

Wonderful landscape, please without snakes.......

bobbie said...

Lovely sky behind such dark green trees. I love it. The snake is pretty neat too.

Arija said...

Beautiful skywatch landscape with the snake as a bonus.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Ummm. I much prefer your bird shots to your snakes. ;-) (Kidding! It's a neat shot too.)

Pearl Maple said...

Thanks for sharing your photos with Sky Watch Friday. Birds are such delightful creatures.

Rune said...

Snakes are beautiful, but only on the image. :) Pretty pictures!

Sylvia K said...

Terrific shots! Love the clouds and the snake is pretty cool! Thanks! Have a great weekend!

Guy D said...

Awesome photos.

Have a great weekend
Guy
Regina In Pictures

P-TER said...

Perfectly shots ! ! !
Gr.
P-TER

Martha said...

I'd count the one in the talons of an owl. I like to see snakes as long as they are not rattlers.

Abe Lincoln said...

I like everything about the shots, even the snake. My problem is that I don't know that much about snakes.

My skywatch photo is on my Brookville Daily Photo blog.

Janie said...

Looks like a great spot to find birds and snakes. I think the snake in the owl's talons definitely counts.

Jeff Gyr said...

Babcock is a cool place--I love the pine flatwoods of the southeast US!

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Tarolino said...

The landscape is wonderful and I do like the shot of the snake. They are such elegant creatures.

Naturegirl said...

love the rewards Mother Nature grants us when exploring! I'm sure I would say EEEK! (to that snake)

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Our backyard is full of woodpeckers.You shoulda stopped by here when you were in Florida!
Nice photos,btw!

Oz Girl said...

Yikes on the snake, but lovely sky in the photo above, and beautiful landscape too!

Tranquility said...

What a gorgeous setting!

EcoRover said...

What a cool grassland--it looks very savannah like. Good snake!

Lene said...

I like your sky watch much better than the ground watch and the scary snake ;)

MaineBirder said...

Looks like an awesome place to go birding. Great images!

Thanks for visiting My Skywatch.

The Explorer said...

Are these snakes poisonous?

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Good views. I drove through OK Slough not too far ago, and it has a similar look ...