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Trail full of birds

There were a few tiny birds at Honeymoon Island Park at the end of January. Tons of yellow rumped warblers and the last one is an eastern towhee. The parking lot was full of yellow rumped warblers. They thought the … Continue reading

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The “Dead Tree” trail at Honeymoon Island

Over the years Honeymoon Island state park has had many controlled burns on the trail. It keeps the area from over growing and keeps uncontrolled fires from getting out of hand such as a lightning strike. Most of the trees … Continue reading

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Nothing but skeeters at Honeymoon Island in December

And this eastern towhee. I don’t see these very often. Catbirds are very common here. It’s common to see a kestrel high up in a tree. The eagle is on the nest. I’ve heard that the rangers have reported there … Continue reading

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What fall looks like here

In mid-December I headed out to Honeymoon Island for a long walk on the nature trail. I was hoping to see the eagles or the owls. Both should be nesting by now. The only thing I saw up close were … Continue reading

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What winter looks like in central Florida

Some plants looked dead. Some plants were still blooming. The weather is back and forth. Some days cloudy and cold (58 degrees) and some days sunny and warm (75 degrees). I never know whether I need a jacket or not. … Continue reading

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December walk at Honeymoon Island – Skywatch Friday

A common sight on the nature trail at Honeymoon Island. Some of the burnt trees have osprey nests in them. It’s not quite nesting season so they were all empty. All of the osprey were out catching breakfast. Another typical … Continue reading

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Big brown and white birds at Honeymoon Island

The eagles are back at Honeymoon Island. I only saw one the morning in early December but the other one could have been laying so far into the nest that I couldn’t see her. Last year they got a late … Continue reading

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Different things at Honeymoon Island Park

When I first got to the park I had a beautiful view of the moon. This is a butterfly I don’t see very often. Backside of a fiddler crab. You can really see the colors on his back. I saw … Continue reading

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A few birds at Honeymoon Island

I got out of my car in the parking lot, walked around to get my camera from the passenger side and saw this staring at me. An eastern towhee. My first one I’ve seen in Florida. I’ve only ever seen … Continue reading

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No baby osprey at Honeymoon Island.

My first osprey of the morning. Sitting high on a perch. Another one sitting on a nest right over the trail. He looks down at me “Why are you so close?” I look up at him “Why did you build … Continue reading

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