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Another episode of “Being a Tourist on the Beach”

s I rarely go to Clearwater Beach anymore.  It’s very crowded and cost a fortune to park, if you can get a parking spot. Although, it is fun to go over every once in while to see what’s going on. … Continue reading

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A rare hybrid and the usual birds at Fort Desoto.

A reddish egret hanging around the fishing pier. This is the rare hybrid that was seen recently hanging around the fishing pier. Local experts say it’s a cross between  a great blue heron and a great egret. He’s got a … Continue reading

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Another Saturday morning walk at the Fort Desoto fishing pier

I caught this kestrel flying over my head. He flew over to the top of a pine tree. Then a frigatebird flew close to the pier. A juvenile hawk.  He let me get pretty close. The young reddish egret is … Continue reading

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A common bird in the Tampa Bay area

The osprey (or fish hawk) is a fairly common bird here At least for me. I see them in my neighborhood, on the bridges to and from work, in the parking lot at work and most of the parks that … Continue reading

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Saturday morning walk on the fishing pier

Another sighting of the juvenile reddish egret. He’s just a little bit bigger than when I saw him a few weeks ago. The juvenile osprey flying by the pier. Great blue heron flyby. Black skimmers cruising by the fishing pier. … Continue reading

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Sunset in May

Beautiful sun going down on Fort Desoto Park. Happy 4th of July weekend!

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A walk on the fishing pier

The snowy egrets are always putting on a show at the fishing pier. They are hanging around waiting for the fishermen to turn their backs on their bait buckets so they can steal the little minnows. Sometimes the fisherman will … Continue reading

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Looking for a bird at Fort DeSoto – Skywatch Friday

Not the bird I was looking for. This osprey right next to the boat ramp did not want me to steal his fish. This could have been the bird I was looking for but as he got closer I realized … Continue reading

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Growing in the backyard

This is my view looking out the kitchen window. Our neighbor’s plant has gotten so big it is over the fence. Plant in the yard. Poinsettia in hanging baskets. These do stay red through the spring. Around our fence. These … Continue reading

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Non flying things at Fort Desoto

I was standing out on the north beach tip and these guys went swimming by. At one point I counted 4 coming up for air at one time but I think there were more. This one had a notch on … Continue reading

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