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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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A new bird and some old ones

I finally made it down to Fort Desoto to see the smooth billed ani. This counts as a new bird for me.  I had seen the grooved billed ani at Boyd Hill Park back in 2011.  The smooth billed had … 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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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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Gone fishing!

I was walking around Fort Desoto when this guy flew over my head. He was carrying a big fish. He landed on the utility pole and was about to start eating it when some fish crows started to bother him. … Continue reading

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Another Saturday morning walk at the Fort Desoto fishing pier

I caught this kestrel flying over my head. He flew over to the top of a pine tree. Then a frigatebird flew close to the pier. A juvenile hawk.  He let me get pretty close. The young reddish egret is … Continue reading

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Big birds high up in trees.

Synchronized preening vultures. One of the parents from very far away. Last year this nest lost both babies. I never heard what had happened.  I have heard there are two again this year. Looks like a couple to me. I … Continue reading

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Birds of prey at Fort Desoto – Skywatch Friday

I was in the woods looking for little yellow birds and looked up and saw this kestrel watching me. Walking down the east beach trail, I interrupted this osprey eating his breakfast. I said “Relax, I’m not going to steal … Continue reading

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A big boat and some birds at Fort Desoto – Skywatch Friday

Big boat going under the Sunshine Skyway bridge. White winged dove on a wire. We don’t see these very often here. Kestrel on a wire. I saw this osprey heading down towards the water. I was across the lagoon but … Continue reading

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Bird on a wire – Skywatch Friday

My first eastern bluebird. I didn’t know what it was at first. I snapped this quick before he took off. I tried to find him again with no luck. Kestrel taken from the car window. If you got out of … Continue reading

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