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Getting up close with Florida critters.

Up close with a ruddy duck. And black bellied whistling ducks.  One was missing an eye A pretty lady wood duck. A very important sign.  Even the night heron standing in front of it should not be fed. “Hooo’s there?” … Continue reading

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An early June walk at Lettuce Lake Park.

I think this is a very young red-eyed vireo. A prothonotary warbler.  They nest here in the summer. I heard whistling and saw the black bellied whistling ducks on the top of the observation tower, only because there weren’t any … Continue reading

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A late February walk at Circle B Bar Reserve

Great blue herons were all over the park. Including several sitting on nests. A green heron was stalking something. A sparrow hiding in the bushes. The only black bellied whistling ducks I saw. The park use to be full of … Continue reading

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The lazy hike at Lake Apopka

Pied grebes were floating everywhere. There were a handful of glossy ibis. The lake was full of coots down from the north for the winter. This guy was right over my car. I took this hanging out the window. “Stop … Continue reading

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A turtle invasion

I was out running errands on a recent Saturday and decided to swing by a pond that occasionally had interesting things floating around in it. I got lucky this time with a family of black bellied whistling ducks. I had … Continue reading

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Duck convention at the “Bar”

I walked into a black bellied whistling duck convention at Circle B Bar Reserve in late January. It’s been a while since I’ve seen a lot of them there and even now there’s not as many as the past years. … Continue reading

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Fun things at Circle B Bar Reserve

Fly on a sign. Notice the hair on his bottom. Berries waiting to be eaten. This blue-gray gnatcatcher was posing for me. They don’t have any bright colors but their personality makes up for it. The number of limpkins at … Continue reading

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Murphy’s Law – it’s going to rain on your day off – Skywatch Friday

Not a perfect morning or was it? I had a rare Friday off and hit the trails at Circle B Bar Reserve. Top animal on my list was the bobcat. No luck on seeing one again. There was zero chance … Continue reading

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A walk around a lake in the boonies.

Another summer black bellied whistling duck sighting.  I snapped this from far away. As I walked down the sidewalk they took off. A juvenile moorhen, probably 2-3 months old. I’m seeing green herons everywhere this summer. Another juvenile moorhen with … Continue reading

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Near the water at Circle B Bar Reserve – Skywatch Friday

This sora rail has been hanging out at the corner of Marsh Rabbit Run trail and Heron Hideout trail for a couple of months now. I’m assuming he’ll head back up north soon for the summer. Purple gallinules have been … Continue reading

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