Tag Archives: green heron

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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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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A typical morning in central Florida.

I still haven’t seen any news on this great blue heron nest. A while ago there was a great blue heron always sitting on the nest for weeks. Then it was abandoned.  Weeks later when I was there, I saw … Continue reading

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