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Duck, Duck, Ibis

People come to this lake to feed the ducks and swans but it’s mostly the ibis that get fed. They fly in by the hundreds and attack the person holding the food. A few random ducks. You can always find … Continue reading

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“Oh say can you see!!”

This is what you see when you drive into Fort Desoto. This picture does not do it justice. It’s huge. Blooming things on the trail. Usual birds on the pier. A cormorant and a few snowy egrets. Pelicans everywhere. The … Continue reading

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Wild and resident animals at the zoo

The trees are full of wild ibis all over the zoo. The wild blue herons and tricolored herons were just starting to build their nests over the alligator exhibit. A zoo resident stork was sitting on a nest. By nature, … Continue reading

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Big birds up high

Very young bald eagle soaring up high. An adult eagle coming right over my head. Across the marsh, I saw another eagle bringing a big branch back to the nest. A great egret going by with a snack. There’s always … 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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5 days into winter and it’s still hot down here.

A lone pelican floating in the lake. Pretty pigeons. The obnoxious geese gang. A limpkin getting a snack. I’m thinking this is a palm warbler but not sure. A couple of coots. Sexy squirrel. Ibis at the lake. Random things … 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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Looks like a postcard

A few more pictures from our vacation in Sanibel Island in southeast Florida.  All were taken from my beach chair, which was steps away from our condo. We went in late September and it was perfect.  Sunny skies and very … 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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On the beach at Fort Desoto

The usual things you see on the beach at Fort Desoto Park.

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