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Largo Nature Preserve

Little critters. The little critters in the 2nd shot are making more little critters. A sleepy night heron and a green heron standing at attention. A couple of grackles having words. Some juvenile grackles waiting to be fed. Young moorhens. … Continue reading

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Birds, Bunnies and Squirrels, Oh My!

There were lots of bunnies running around the Botanical Gardens. This young moorhen ran across the sidewalk in front of me.  Soon the rest of the family followed. They were heading for the tiny pond with the fountain in it. … Continue reading

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Lots of the same.

Always a lot of vultures on the trails here. Tons of hawks too. Many green herons. Soon there will be more moorhens. The usual glossy ibis, wood stork with a stick, a snowy egret and a juvenile night heron all … Continue reading

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Same Ole, Same Ole

The barred owls have been hanging out next to the parking lot for a while now. The reserve is full of green herons. They are now a usual suspect. Along with male anhingas showing off. And the glossy ibis sparkling … Continue reading

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Morning walk with the usual suspects.

The anhingas are always along the trail striking a pose. All of the usuals: green heron, wood stork, snowy egret and limpkin. I’ve been seeing the purple gallinules on a regular basis in the same spot. The one with the … Continue reading

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So many birds….

Black bellied whistling ducks are a rare sight to see up close. Years ago they would hang out right on the trail and the trees right on the trail would be full of them.  Now you can only hear them … Continue reading

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My version of “Quack” Friday.

White ibis coming in for a landing. A great blue heron posing for me. Since there is an abundance of green herons this year, you’ll be seeing a lot of these. I had heard there were black bellied whistling duck … Continue reading

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Early December walk at Lettuce Lake Park.

I’ve seen lots of green herons lately. You can always find black crowned night herons near the boardwalk. Yes, more cute gnatcatchers. Some type of warbler with a snack Another type of warbler with a snack. An uncommon for Tampa … Continue reading

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My first trip to Ding Darling.

A cormorant and a green heron along the water. A juvenile night heron filling up on fiddler crabs. The fiddler crabs were out by the thousands since it was a low tide. Pretty purple. Mangroves at low tide. You can … Continue reading

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Lots of fun things in a small park.

 I can always find green herons at this lake. This looks like a young mallard that’s molting and getting his male feathers in. Lots of young blue jays. A grackle with a yummy snack. A leucistic Eurasian collared-dove.  It’s rare … Continue reading

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