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Critters at Bok Tower Gardens

A quiet day for birds in early September.  A woodpecker, a great horned owl and a quick peek at a hummingbird. Lots of squirrels around. The one in the bottom shot had a big bot fly bite on his side. … Continue reading

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Road trip to Central Florida

A lone female painted bunting was eating at the feeder near the pond. A catbird on St. Frances’s head. Your basic mockingbird shot. There must have been a robin convention going on. They were everywhere at the park. Really cool … Continue reading

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A baby hooter

This beautiful great horned owl was posing so nicely. The other adult was in another part of the tree and all fluffed up since it was a little chilly that morning. Oh look! It’s a baby just waking up. The … Continue reading

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Nature sorts itself out.

At first I was excited to see the great horned owl sitting on the nest. I was thinking soon we’ll have baby owls. Then I saw her stand up, pick up an egg and drop it as she was flying … Continue reading

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Random things at a craft show

All of the above are permanently injured birds that live at McGough Nature Park . They were at the Craft show greeting people so everyone can learn about the birds. The hawk in the first picture was showing off his missing … Continue reading

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Fort Desoto in mid-May

Lots of black bellied plovers on the beach. Tiny Wilson’s plover. Gimpy, one of the resident oystercatchers was watching me as looked for food. A pretty red breasted merganser coming up for air. I think this is a white eyed … Continue reading

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A beautiful view from the nest.

Napping on the nest. The great horned owl mom and baby were not very active the morning I stopped by. There’s a younger baby behind the mom but I only saw a tiny bit of fuzz pop up. The osprey … Continue reading

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If at first you don’t succeed.

One of the parents was sitting in a tree across from the babies. I turned around to see what the parent was looking at and saw this. Two fuzzballs were in the old owl’s nest. “What are you looking at … Continue reading

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Sawgrass Lake after work

Pretty tricolored heron in the setting sun light. Tiny gator trying to hide. Pre-Easter bunny. Red bellied woodpecker Climbing up the tree. As I was taking pictures of the woodpecker, I heard a hoot behind me. I turned around and … Continue reading

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Last goodbye to the baby owls

The youngest baby owl was high up in a tree. He didn’t get there by flying. He was hopping and flapping from branch to branch. He was watching mom who was close by in another tree. Mom was trying to … Continue reading

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