Not the bird I was looking for. This osprey right next to the boat ramp did not want me to steal his fish.
This could have been the bird I was looking for but as he got closer I realized it wasn’t a great cormorant but just an ordinary double crested cormorant. This one flew over my head and was full of fishing wire.
Downtown St. Petersburg from the boat ramp.
Still not the bird I was looking for, this spotted sandpiper was trying to hide in the weeds that had floated up on the beach.
No great cormorant on this side of the park. Only shorebirds and gulls.
Maybe he hitched a ride on one of these boats.
Back in mid-December I had heard there was a rare great cormorant hanging around the boat ramp at Fort Desoto. This would have been a first for me so I finally made it down to the park after work on the night before Thanksgiving. It had been raining for days and it was nice to see blue skies again. This was my first of 3 trips looking for this silly bird with no luck. Hopefully he will show up when I least expect it.
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Sorry you didn’t find what you were looking for…but what you did find was wonderful! Great photos!
Some great shots. Kudos. Love that last one in particular. (I love clouds)
You managed to capture some great images, especially the last sky shot.
That last photo is amazing … looks like a cloud cape fit for a sky queen.
All these photos above are marvellous! Greetings from Poland…
A lovely series of images Dina. That last one is stunning! Happy New Year to you.
That is one amazing sky photo Dina, wow! Happy New Year:-)
We don’t always get what we want, sometimes we get what we need. The fishing wire broke my heart, I don’t know how that can be avoided, but ugh!!
What a gorgeous sky, such an unusual cloud formation!!
Incredible sky!! I also like the boat shot with the bridge lines in the background. Happy New Year!
Wonderful glimpse of the osprey’s wings and love the dramatic cloud formations in the last photo.
I agree with everyone else, Dina – lovely images!
Have a great New Year!
Beautiful series. Love the Osprey.
Wow! Beautiful cloud formation
Great photos!!! That last one is spectacular…love the cloud formation..