Tag Archives: great egret

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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Hot walk in late May.

Great egrets were in the trees and on the trails. A young limpkin preening. A bunny on the trail. Ready, set, go! The green heron was diving for snacks. Floating by. White ibis up in the sky. These are from … 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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The usual suspects at Circle B Bar Reserve

You do not want to have that beak coming at you! Green herons doing the “stretch”. Looking for snacks. The Wilson’s snipe was trying to sleep. The glossy ibis was glowing in the sun. Cute little palm warblers showing off. … Continue reading

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If birds could talk

“I need to get an agent” said the limpkin who sat there while tons of people were taking his picture. “I’m going back to sleep” said the grumpy red shoulder hawk. “I’m not going to do anything interesting. Take my … Continue reading

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Up close and personal

A white eyed vireo. A juvenile night heron, born in early spring.  He looks grumpy. Probably cause he’s trying to sleep and it’s sunny outside and the parrots are noisy. His parent looks even grumpier. A female anhinga looking over … Continue reading

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Beauties and some beasts.

I can pretend it’s fall here. Even though it was 85 degrees the recent Saturday morning I was at Circle B Bar Reserve. The winter birds and ducks haven’t arrived yet and all of the babies are grown up so … Continue reading

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