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Blending in

The yellow flowers were blooming again. From across the lake, I could see the alligator swimming around. I’m not sure what was going on with these 2. The great egret let the alligator get pretty close. The alligator looked like … Continue reading

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Party in the marsh

  This spring we had a drought here in central Florida. The marshes at Circle B Bar Reserve had all dried up except for a tiny few spots. This one marsh still had some water in it so all of … Continue reading

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More pretty birds at Gatorland

A snowy egret was showing off. The snowy egrets and tricolored herons were sitting on eggs. Getting a stick for the nest. The never ending chore of grooming for great egrets. The last one still had his pretty green spring … Continue reading

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Pretty faces on the boardwalk.

Above are both great egrets. The first one an adult and the 2nd is almost grown up. The snowy egrets were strutting around and flirting. A tricolored heron sitting on a nest. Other tricolored herons were still strutting around. The … Continue reading

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My annual trip to Gatorland to see the babies.

These are all great egret babies at various ages. I took a road trip over to Orlando for my annual visit to see the birds nesting in the bird rookery at Gatorland. The big lake at the park has a … Continue reading

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On the trail at Circle B Bar Reserve

Great egrets and spoonbills were in the air and in the muck. Bittern, limpkin, anhinga and wood stork on the trail. A house wren hiding in the bushes. Coot with cool feet. A kingfisher actually sitting still. Purple gallinule eating … Continue reading

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Year round residents at Kapok Park

Kapok Park is a good place to see hawks.  They nest there in the summer and you can usually see several all year round. On this recent visit I saw 3. One landed on a branch in front of me … Continue reading

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Driving around a lake in central Florida

The Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive is an 11 mile drive along a lake north of Orlando.  The weekend Brett and I stayed in Orlando, we got up early and drove through the area before heading back to Tampa. The 11 … Continue reading

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All birds, no bugs.

Crazy parrots along the utility poles near the parking lot. Pretty faces of the pied grebes. That last one thought I couldn’t see him behind the reeds. Flashes of white flying by. A very young anhinga that must have been … Continue reading

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Swans, ducks and geese. Oh my.

The usual fun animals at Lake Morton in downtown Lakeland. That last shot shouldn’t be happening. Birds should not fill up on bread. If you’re going to feed them, at least bring corn. Or bugs but I doubt you want … Continue reading

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