Cumberland Island III

4.9.12 ~ Cumberland Island, Georgia
4.9.12 ~ Cumberland Island, Georgia
4.9.12 ~ Cumberland Island, Georgia
tufted titmouse ~ 4.9.12 ~ Cumberland Island, Georgia
4.9.12 ~ Cumberland Island, Georgia
a little nest builder ~ 4.9.12 ~ Cumberland Island, Georgia
4.9.12 ~ Cumberland Island, Georgia
female and male cardinals ~ 4.9.12 ~ Cumberland Island, Georgia
4.9.12 ~ Cumberland Island, Georgia
baltimore oriole ~ 4.9.12 ~ Cumberland Island, Georgia
4.9.12 ~ Cumberland Island, Georgia
4.9.12 ~ Cumberland Island, Georgia
4.9.12 ~ Cumberland Island, Georgia
4.9.12 ~ Cumberland Island, Georgia
4.9.12 ~ Cumberland Island, Georgia
4.9.12 ~ Cumberland Island, Georgia
4.9.12 ~ Cumberland Island, Georgia
4.9.12 ~ Cumberland Island, Georgia
4.9.12 ~ Cumberland Island, Georgia
4.9.12 ~ Cumberland Island, Georgia

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10 thoughts on “Cumberland Island III”

  1. Cumberland Island shared so many beauties with you here, Barbara. Thank you for passing them along to us. I believe I am in love with red cardinals, especially.

    1. Oh my, yes! Cumberland Island was very generous that day! Jeff identified the the little brownish bird with the orange beak as a female cardinal. She’s in the fourth picture with her mate…

  2. Picturesque! Lovely birds. The red one looks amazing. How many days did you spend on the island? Your pictures remind me of the movie “The Nim’s Island”. Have you watched it already? Beautiful one indeed.

    1. I have not seen *Nim’s Island,* Sonali, but I have just added it to the top of my Netflix list! 🙂 Unfortunately we were only on the island for a few hours. They only allow 300 people on the island at a time, which I think keeps it pristine. We didn’t know how important it would be to make reservations ahead of time! It’s twenty miles long and we want to go back the next time we visit Nate & Shea and prepare for a longer visit.

  3. Hi,
    You have done a magnificent job of capturing these animals, how you managed to photograph the birds without them flying away is just amazing. Truly beautiful photos, what a great place this Island seems to be.

    1. Thank you, Mags! Nate deserves most of the credit, though… I think because they restrict how many people are on the island at one time the birds and animals have learned that the folks who do take the trouble to make the trip mean them no harm. Hope we can stay longer next time!

    1. Thank you, and you’re welcome, Diane! I’m happy you enjoyed visiting the island sitting on our shoulders. 🙂

  4. Beautiful photos Brabara, and again, I’m in awe of your abilities to capture the wildlife in photos! I must make too much noise and scare them away (but I didn’t think I did!)

    The tree with the red cardinal in, which has a plant draping over the branches, do you know if they are called “Grandfather’s Whiskers”? I have them on a couple of smaller trees in my garden.

    1. Thank you, Joanne! The wildlife on the island seemed comfortable around humans, although the wild horses never made an appearance. But most of the credit for the pictures has to go to our fancy new camera – what a difference it makes. No more shutter lag – we can snap many pictures in quick succession and there will usually be a good one in the bunch.

      I’m pretty sure that is a close up of Spanish moss with the cardinal, but I could be wrong. Interestingly, Amy-Lynn over at *Flandrum Hill* just posted about a lichen called Old Man’s Beard:
      http://flandrumhill.wordpress.com/2012/04/27/lost-beards-of-the-forest/
      Wonder if it is related to your Grandfather’s Whiskers?

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