Monday, December 16, 2013

Let's do the Crew


I admit it.  I'm all about the big flashy birds.  And LBBs and MBBs don't even get named.  If you are a birder you know that LBB stands for little brown bird.  And I'm so lazy that I coined MBB for medium brown birds as well!  I'm sure this little guy is a song sparrow, wren or something.  I just don't know. Well, we spotted our LBB/MBB at one of the most underrated and wonderful of Florida hiking trails.  The Crew trails near Naples, Florida.  They are on the North side of Corkscrew Swamp.  And you'll have the whole peaceful place to your self.  And it is very diverse.  You start off in a jungle of palmettos and wind your way through an Oak Savannah ending in a pine forest.  See for yourself.






Cougar paw prints






If you want you can play hide and seek.  There is no one around to laugh at you.  Except some LBBs!

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24 comments:

DJan said...

It's beautiful out there. And the LBB is also pretty cute, Sharon. I especially like that big creature you caught in the last shot, though. :-)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Beautiful. Your header takes the cake though! Awesome!

Linda Hensley said...

Thanks, I learned a new term for all those little birds that mostly look alike to me. Wonderful photos!

Lynn said...

that looks like a wonderful place to go for a walk-your l/mbb's made me laugh. The tree bark in the last photo is interesting, is it sick or just has bad acne? I see one bump that doesn't look like acne :-)

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

That's a sweet LBB! Looks like a great place to hike. I do think the cougar print would have given me pause. :-)

Buttons said...

Wow gorgeous photos of a place I would love to see. Cougar print is very cool. B

eileeninmd said...

The LBB's can be so hard to id! I enjoyed this post. It brings back memories of my Corkscrew visit. Love the cute Wren! Thanks for linking up to Saturday's Critters!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh my gosh- such beautful photos- your world is beautiful!
love
tweedles

Hilary said...

Looks like a wonderful spot. You got some fine photos. I like the LBB. But that cougar print.. that's made by one GBK! (great big kitty!)

Carole M. said...

a lovely location and boardwalk, even better with lbb's and all

Wandering Wren said...

Don't you just love the understated LBB - Just had to drop by to admire your Wren!
Wren x

theartofpuro said...

Amazing pictures:)

theartofpuro said...

I found your illo for sneeze, I love it! Thanks for the comment:)

Pat Tillett said...

It does indeed look like a beautiful trail. Very nice photos Sharon!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

It's a beautiful LBB and I love the thistle too.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

When we started really looking at birds we used to call them LBJs (for little brown jobs)....back when those initials were in the news for some different reason or other.

Your trail here is really part of our extended neighborhood and we must walk it soon!!

Kenneth C Schneider said...

I love those Carolina Wrens. It is amazing how they can throw their voice and seem to be underfoot when 20 yards away!

HansHB said...

Lovely post for WBW, great details!

Andrea said...

I had a Carolina Wren spend a winter with me a few years ago. They are not common in this area, so I assumed he got blown off course while trying to travel south. He was so much fun, full of spunk and very talkative. I bought him some meal worms to help him stay warm and he did fine. When spring came, he was gone. I had hoped he would stay,but there were no mates around so I know he had to go. Love your little LBB,

Andrea @From The Sol

Karen said...

What a lovely place to explore. Love your little wren!

bettyl-NZ said...

I posted about the 'everyday' birds today, too! The may not be flashy, but they are loyal!

mick said...

Beautiful scenery - and I agree about all those LBB's - much too hard to photograph and name!

Dave said...

ahh but there is always that place for the LBBs and of course your newly christened MBBs

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Sharon. just a pity you don't give the LBB a second look, most of them are real characters if you study them. love the last shot.