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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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Two legs and Four legs

Lots of birds flying by, an osprey adding to a nest and a night heron. A great blue heron standing on a nest doing a mating dance (flirting). The nest closest to the trail had a parent waiting for the … Continue reading

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The Usual Suspects.

  The usual suspects along the trail: pied grebe, sparrow, palm warbler, cardinal, snowy egret and a hawk that looks half asleep. This very handsome common yellowthroat was posing nicely for me. An osprey bringing home padding for the nest. … Continue reading

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Busy birds at Circle B Bar Reserve

Seen out in the marsh: black crowned night heron, pied grebe, American bittern, glossy ibis and an anhinga. Saw the above Carolina wren hiding in a bush. A great egret playing with his meal. I saw this hawk on a … Continue reading

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Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park

All of the above are missing a wing. They are permanent residents at Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park. A wild vulture stopped by for a handout. Lots of other Florida wildlife there as well. The flamingos were taking a bath or … 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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“They paved paradise and put a parking lot”

Late in the afternoon, all of the deer were napping deep in the woods.  I could see a few of them from the boardwalk but they were trying to hide. A little blue heron walking around near the boardwalk. A … Continue reading

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Morning walk on the beach

Young royal terns and sandwich terns were yelling at the parents to get them fish. Ghost crab on the beach. Sandwich terns showing off. Young black bellied plovers. I’m not sure if they were fighting or  playing. Ibis looking for … Continue reading

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Watching Bambi grow up

A few weeks after my trip to Chesnut Park in the rain after work, I headed back for another walk on a Saturday morning. The babies are usually hiding in the woods on Saturday mornings since the park is pretty … Continue reading

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“There’s no place like home”

I’ve been seeing a little blue heron around the channel behind our house lately.  One day he’s on the fence, the next day he is on our neighbor’s mast. A very young night heron was under our neighbor’s dock at … Continue reading

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