In the backyard

I didn’t plant these sunflowers on purpose. I didn’t think we had the right kind of soil since our dirt is so sandy. Of all of the years with a bird feeder, this is the first time I had a rogue sunflower seed take root. The double one came up first but wasn’t very big. The bigger one came up right next to our petunia pot a few days later. I think an animal, maybe a squirrel, ate it after a few days. It was all torn up on the ground near the feeder.

A macro fly on the leaf.

Taking some shots around the backyard with my macro lens.

I had to get even more shots of my hibiscus plant.

One night I went out to move the garbage can to the street and saw this black racer cutting across my driveway. I was glad I had my phone in my pocket so I could quickly snap this.

We’ve had a lot of duck families cruising past our dock. This was one of the first in early May.

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Fun things at Circle B Bar Reserve

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Fly on a sign. Notice the hair on his bottom.

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Berries waiting to be eaten.

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This blue-gray gnatcatcher was posing for me.

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They don’t have any bright colors but their personality makes up for it.

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The number of limpkins at the reserve seem lower than in the past. I only saw a few on this visit.

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Yummy breakfast.

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 I’ve been seeing a lot of pileated woodpeckers lately.

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Anhinga posing in front of the yellow flowers.

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A great blue heron prancing down the trail.

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The black bellied whistlers didn’t seem to mind the glossy ibis getting so close.

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In a huddle.

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Hiding in the yellow flowers.

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The usual alligator close to the trail.

The first week in December was perfect. Cool sunny days. I had to get out for yet another long walk at Circle B Bar Reserve.

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