I’ve recently been seeing an eagle sitting on top of a utility pole just outside my neighborhood. I guess they are back for the winter.
Some critters in my front yard. I think that lizard lives underneath my mailbox on the wall.I only see him at night. The frog was on my garage door.
It had just stopped raining and a very wet hawk was sitting on my neighbor’s sailboat mast. You can see mold growing on the mast. In 15 years, we’ve never seen them take the sailboat out.
Dolphins were right in front of our dock. It’s rare to see them in the channels. They usually stay out in the bay or only come in the first main channel.
Sun going down in the backyard.
The sun peaked out right after a storm before setting and turned everything orange.
The September full harvest moon. Reminds me that Halloween is coming.
Little titmouse looking for snacks. I get there at 8am and someone has already been there and left birdseed on the boardwalk. These guys are not shy.
I’ve never seen a prothonotary warbler at Chesnut park. Both were very skittish.
Other usual birds were parulas and cardinals. The cardinal was a juvenile that was just getting his red feathers. He looked rough.
It was very quiet at Chesnut Park so I left and stopped by Possum Branch Preserve before heading home. It was even more quiet at the preserve. I couldn’t even find a gator in all that muck.
In late August I went for a walk on the pedestrian bridge across Tampa bay. At 7pm it was still sunny and hot.
In late September, the sun was going down at 7pm. It was still hot though.
It was a fairly quiet walk. Usually the bridge is packed at sunset.
A lone pelican flies by when the sun had gone down.
Pano taken with my phone. The view across the bay.
Lots of oystercatchers at the north beach at Fort Desoto. Including the first one that has the TO bands on his legs. I have pictures of him as far back as 2011.
A ruddy turnstone still in his summer feathers.
Two little plovers. A piping plover on top and a semipalmated plover on the bottom.
A mom and juvenile sandwich tern.
An almost grown black skimmer taking a break on the sand.
Pelicans resting on the shore.
Linking to My Corner of the World.
After several stops by Chesnut Park on the way home from work, I finally saw a few fawns in late August. The rain had just stopped so the park was empty of people. The deer were all at the front of the park.
This one was taking a break while Mom kept eating.
These two were very curious about the lady hiding in the trees with the big black box in front of her face. They were hanging out with Mom near the ranger station. I was pretty far back so I could fit them in with my 300mm lens but they kept an eye on me.