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Botanical Gardens in the heat

Little critters. Cute critter. I think he was afraid I was going to steal his nut. I’m don’t know what this bird is. Any ideas?  I think it may be a juvenile. A woodpecker chewing on this pretty flowering tree. … Continue reading

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After work walk at Sawgrass Lake Park

Little critters. Swimming critters. A scarlet tanager high up in a tree with a snack and a pair of doves that were flirting. A squirrel eating a branch. Stopped by Sawgrass Lake park after work in late May for a … Continue reading

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Looking for babies in early August.

In early August I made it to Chesnut Park before 8am.  I drove to the back of the park to walk the back boardwalk first before the weekend crowds got there. The parking area was full of deer. I parked … Continue reading

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Saturday morning at Fort Desoto.

Random things around Fort Desoto. I found this guy on the fishing pier. I don’t know what that is sticking out of his beak. Is it a fishing hook? A fish bone? He didn’t have any trouble flying or eating. … Continue reading

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The usual critters

Cute critters at Chesnut Park.

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Critters at Chesnut Park.

Some of the summer birds at Chesnut Park in mid-June. I don’t see Cooper’s hawks that often. This one was watching his nest, far into the woods. We couldn’t see the babies but we could hear them crying for food. … Continue reading

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Hawks, woodpeckers and a lubber

A Cooper’s hawk sitting near his nest. The babies were too small to see them when I took this. The nest was pretty far back off the boardwalk. Juvenile red shoulder hawks were finally big enough to move around off … Continue reading

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Hanging with the deer on a cool morning.

When I first drove into the park, the deer where there to greet me. I got out of the car and watched them for a few minutes. I stood quietly while they walked around and ate. This guy let me … Continue reading

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Random things at the Botanical Gardens

I think this little guy was chowing on a pine cone. He was high up in the tree. Bug or bee? Dragonfly with a frown on his face. Tropical dogwood. Teeny island in the creek. Jump! I think he was … Continue reading

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Chesnut Park on a Saturday morning

Cardinal on a fence.   I was taking a picture of the cardinal on the fence and looked up and saw the above hawk staring at me. Female red-winged blackbird. This looks like a fairly young female cardinal. She kept … Continue reading

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