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More eye candy in Miami

More pictures from my trip to Wynwood Walls district in Miami. A few funky sculptures in the district. Riding in the backseat, I snapped this with my phone as we were getting on the highway heading out of Miami and back … Continue reading

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Same Ole, Same Ole

The barred owls have been hanging out next to the parking lot for a while now. The reserve is full of green herons. They are now a usual suspect. Along with male anhingas showing off. And the glossy ibis sparkling … Continue reading

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Chillin with the farm animals

Watching the big horses grazing in the pasture. This one was taking a dirt bath. A few of the fowl I snapped while watching the horses. I spent another morning relaxing at HorsePower for Kids animal sanctuary. There’s something about … Continue reading

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Honeymoon Island beach before the tourists get here.

After walking the nature trail at Honeymoon Island State Park, I headed over to the beach to see if there were any shorebirds hanging around. The usual birds were there: marbled godwits, royal terns and dowitchers. The waves were splashing … Continue reading

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Bald eagle twins

From far away I could see the bald eagle in the tree. This is all I saw for several weeks. An adult bald eagle sitting low on the nest. I didn’t get a chance to stop by the eagle’s nest … Continue reading

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Road trip to Central Florida

A lone female painted bunting was eating at the feeder near the pond. A catbird on St. Frances’s head. Your basic mockingbird shot. There must have been a robin convention going on. They were everywhere at the park. Really cool … Continue reading

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A baby hooter

This beautiful great horned owl was posing so nicely. The other adult was in another part of the tree and all fluffed up since it was a little chilly that morning. Oh look! It’s a baby just waking up. The … Continue reading

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Year round residents at Kapok Park

Kapok Park is a good place to see hawks.  They nest there in the summer and you can usually see several all year round. On this recent visit I saw 3. One landed on a branch in front of me … Continue reading

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Eye candy

These are all murals at Wynwood Walls in Miami.  They are only a fraction of the murals that are painted on the building in this old warehouse district. Back in 2009 someone had the idea to turn an old deserted … Continue reading

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My once a year walk around Kapok Park

I had not been to Kapok Park in over a year.  Not much had changed at this tiny park in the middle of a neighborhood. There wasn’t many birds there.  Every once in a while something fairly rare turns up … Continue reading

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