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“Everybody was kung fu fighting”

I saw this little spat over 2 great egrets at Fort Desoto park in a little rain puddle that had formed. I guess they were fighting over territory. Must have been some good bugs in that puddle to fight over … Continue reading

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The dolphin show at Fort Desoto.

Lots of dolphins at the fishing pier at Fort Desoto in early October.  They all had different scratches and markings on their fins. They were buzzing around the fishing pier and at some points swimming right underneath where I was … Continue reading

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A new bird blown off course

Right after Hurricane Irma came through someone had posted that they had seen a golden plover at Fort Desoto. I have never heard of a golden plover being anywhere near here and someone else had said they are never seen … Continue reading

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Pelican convention at the fishing pier.

Busy day at the fishing pier for the pelicans. The above got a fishing hook stuck on his feather.  The fisherman started to bring him in and  when the pelican took off the feather just got pulled out with the … Continue reading

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All lined up

It was a quiet morning at the boat ramp at Fort Desoto Park.  Even thought the weather was perfect in early October very few boats were going out.  The seabirds were taking an early morning nap on the floating dock … Continue reading

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Crazy clowns in the trees.

In early September I was walking around Fort Desoto not looking for anything in particular. Okay, I may have been looking for some particular bird but now I can’t even remember what it was. A flash of green flew by me … Continue reading

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Visiting my favorite pier groupies.

A few of the regulars at the pier; the famous great blue heron/great egret hybrid, a ruddy turnstone, a reddish egret, lots of snowy egrets always looking for a handout and great blue heron and reddish egret fighting over space … Continue reading

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“Don’t play with your food.”

I was driving through the parking lot heading to the fishing pier and I saw this guy over by a new rain puddle. He’s the rare great egret/great blue heron hybrid that’s been hanging out at the park for a … Continue reading

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A very quick spring migration

The mangroves along the road at Fort Desoto Park were full of female indigo buntings. They were the most accommodating birds.  All of the others were staying hidden. There were yellow warblers all over the park. We had one lone … 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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