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Birds at the downtown Tampa coastline

Willet, laughing gull, oystercatcher, young blue heron and cormorants can all be found along the water at Davis Islands, a small island next to downtown Tampa. Loggerhead shrikes are most prevalent there. They were in the bushes next to the … Continue reading

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Another baby duck family in the neighborhood.

More muscovy baby ducks in my neighborhood pond.  This has been a busy spring with more duck families than I’ve ever seen in the 13 years we’ve lived here.  Baby ducks everywhere. These babies were resting close to Mom. I … Continue reading

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At the beach

The black bellied plovers are really pretty in the summer. And so are the ruddy turnstones. The sanderlings are also sporting their summer colors. Grumpy snowy egret. Sleepy cormorant. At the fishing pier at Fort Desoto.  

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Fun morning at Fort Desoto

“Don’t go in there” said the lizard. “I had beans for lunch.” Even the cactus were looking crispy from lack of rain. On the fishing pier, the pelican stole the fish from the cormorant. Flyby on the pier. Cormorant with … Continue reading

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“Oh say can you see!!”

This is what you see when you drive into Fort Desoto. This picture does not do it justice. It’s huge. Blooming things on the trail. Usual birds on the pier. A cormorant and a few snowy egrets. Pelicans everywhere. The … Continue reading

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Funny faces at the petting zoo

The pig slept and the donkey snorted at me. The top chicken was giving me the stink eye. The bottom one was too busy picking at his feet. The cormorant and bluebird are wild birds just stopping by for a … Continue reading

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My first trip to Ding Darling.

A cormorant and a green heron along the water. A juvenile night heron filling up on fiddler crabs. The fiddler crabs were out by the thousands since it was a low tide. Pretty purple. Mangroves at low tide. You can … Continue reading

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Usual and unusual at the fishing pier.

Two baby osprey were peaking out over the nest in the parking lot and the nest on top of the smoke stack next to the bait store. Dad was close by with lunch. I think he was going to eat … Continue reading

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A walk after work

Cormorants taking a break at the pond. One has a friend with him. Trying to share the same space. The anhingas were drying off. Side profile and front profile. These guys have funny faces. A great blue heron with his … Continue reading

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Typical things on a Florida trail.

A typical Florida swamp scene (cattle egret looking at a great egret). A limpkin posing in the moss. A Carolina wren stops by. A cormorant flapping his wings. Another limpkin in the moss. Looks like he was grabbing moss for … Continue reading

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