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Front yard and backyard

Two grumpy night herons on our dock in the rain. Taken from the bedroom window, this young blue heron would not turn around. We’ve had a lot of house sparrows hanging around our backyard lately.   Rainbow in the front … Continue reading

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Killing time at the feeders

You can always find a carolina wren at the nature center.   Little critters buzzing around the flowers near the feeders at the nature center. A bunny hops by. I made a new friend sitting on the boardwalk waiting for … Continue reading

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Storm moving in on Tampa Bay

These were all taken with my phone on my walk across the pedestrian bridge across north Tampa Bay. It was late afternoon on a Sunday.  I was lucky the storm didn’t really move directly towards the bridge and I got … Continue reading

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“Irma”geddon

We were very lucky to have survived hurricane Irma with little damage. Many of my friends did not have power for up to 7 days after the storm and many areas in south Florida including the Keys suffered a lot … Continue reading

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Fun at the zoo in late July.

Not everyone gets to see a barred owl up close. At the zoo you can although I zoomed in on his face to get closer. Mr. Sleepy is permanently injured and lives at the zoo. Above are some of the … Continue reading

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Green is good

The rainy season in August caused the lake at Lettuce Lake Park to flood, raising the plants and bringing them closer to the boardwalk. Everything looked fresh and green one morning right after a shower. At first I thought this … Continue reading

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More from Davis Islands

More pictures from my walk around the yacht basin at Davis Islands in Tampa. Eventually a storm was moving in so I headed back to my car. Shots from my phone of downtown Tampa. Flowers on my walk.

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Planet of the Ducks

Muscovy ducks have taken over my neighborhood. When I go out for an after dinner walk on Sundays I see ducks everywhere. Some of them come running up to me to see if I have food for them. Almost every … Continue reading

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Summer at the lake

Lots of the usual birds at Lettuce Lake Park in late July.  The first shot is a very young parula and the 2nd is a shot of the young parula being fed by the parent.  The last shot is of … Continue reading

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Spotted critters at the park

I stopped by Chesnut Park on the way home from work in early August to see if there were any baby deer. Since it had just stopped raining I was thinking there wouldn’t be a lot of people there so … Continue reading

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