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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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My once a year walk around Kapok Park

I had not been to Kapok Park in over a year.  Not much had changed at this tiny park in the middle of a neighborhood. There wasn’t many birds there.  Every once in a while something fairly rare turns up … Continue reading

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A walk after work

The lake at Kapok Park are full of turtles. People feed them and they come close to the boardwalk.  Look at those fingernails! A cute grebe shying away. The red-winged blackbirds come close the boardwalk as well. Both a male … Continue reading

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If at first you don’t succeed.

One of the parents was sitting in a tree across from the babies. I turned around to see what the parent was looking at and saw this. Two fuzzballs were in the old owl’s nest. “What are you looking at … Continue reading

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After work walk at Kapok Park

I found a limpkin family under the boardwalk. Two babies were hanging out along the edge of the lake with the parents. One of the parents found a snack. Mom was pulling the meat out of the shell while baby … Continue reading

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Saturday morning drive around the bay

My first stop was near work. There has been a male canvasback sighting. I saw him pretty quickly but he was far across the pond. This was my first canvasback sighting. He stayed pretty far away. My next stop was … Continue reading

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No babies owls at my local park

Almost two months later and Mom owl is still sitting on the nest.  A week after I took this I stopped by again and she had abandoned the nest. No owl babies at this park this year. Last year there were twins. … Continue reading

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A hawk hunting for a snack.

I first walked out on the boardwalk and saw the above red shoulder hawk sitting high up in a tree. A few minutes later I caught him flying down closer to the boardwalk. He was eyeing something on the ground. … Continue reading

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A little duck fighting going on.

“I’m king of this lake.” “Oh, no you’re not.” says the ladies. “Let’s get him.” “Us women rule this pond.” “Oh, whatever.” says the one in the back. Spring is here in Florida. The ducks are getting frisky and fighting … Continue reading

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Fall at Kapok Park

I get to the small park and see this. Fall colors everywhere. The bald cyress trees had started to turn colors. It’s the only fall leaves I’ve seen in this area so far this season. The park looked pretty with … Continue reading

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