Category Archives: bird photography

My annual trip to Gatorland to see the babies.

These are all great egret babies at various ages. I took a road trip over to Orlando for my annual visit to see the birds nesting in the bird rookery at Gatorland. The big lake at the park has a … Continue reading

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An afternoon walk on the fishing pier

There were not many birds on the beach near the pier.  A few laughing gulls and this lone black bellied plover. Looks like this is a couple of laughing gulls flirting. The rare hybrid great blue heron/great egret made an … Continue reading

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Hoo’s in the park in the spring?

A baby great horned owl growing up in a park near where I live. The baby has such curious expressions. He was hiding high up in a tree. At some point he woke up and moved over to the shade. … Continue reading

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White and bright

There’s a small flock of white pelicans that spend their winters at Lake Morton in central Florida. I think they may stay there all year round now. They have become acclimated to having a lot of people around since this … Continue reading

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Beautiful “ugly ducklings”

Sometimes things just work out. I was heading home after a long walk at Circle B Bar Reserve and decided to stop by Lake Morton near downtown Lakeland for a quick walk around the small lake. I was hoping to … Continue reading

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“Fly like an eagle”

Boy, those baby eagles grow up fast.  I didn’t get to see them for a few weeks and now they are sitting up looking like a grown up. The oldest one was flapping his wings pretty hard but wasn’t getting … Continue reading

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Love is in the air.

It’s that time of the year. The laughing gulls are all pairing up and flirting. There’s a lot of squabbling going on and 3’s a crowd when it comes to the gulls. I walked out to a quiet section of … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day

This mom had only one baby to feed. This mom had 3 little screaming mouths to feed. The baby great egrets were very loud. Both parents were busy flying in with fish to feed the babies. The adult swallows the … Continue reading

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Those crazy green clowns at Fort Desoto

I recently spent some time watching the wild Nanday parakeets at Fort Desoto. Not on purpose of course, I was looking for little song birds that were migrating through. You can’t miss these guys. They fly in screaming. They landed … Continue reading

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Wild and resident animals at the zoo

The trees are full of wild ibis all over the zoo. The wild blue herons and tricolored herons were just starting to build their nests over the alligator exhibit. A zoo resident stork was sitting on a nest. By nature, … Continue reading

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