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An afternoon walk on the fishing pier

There were not many birds on the beach near the pier.  A few laughing gulls and this lone black bellied plover. Looks like this is a couple of laughing gulls flirting. The rare hybrid great blue heron/great egret made an … Continue reading

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Love is in the air.

It’s that time of the year. The laughing gulls are all pairing up and flirting. There’s a lot of squabbling going on and 3’s a crowd when it comes to the gulls. I walked out to a quiet section of … Continue reading

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At the fishing pier

These two female red breasted mergansers are still hanging around the fishing pier. They should be north for the summer by now. A ruddy turnstone on the rocks. A royal tern brings her a fish. Since she’s eating it, I … Continue reading

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Saturday morning at Fort Desoto

A few of the crazy parrots that have taken over the park. Red bellied woodpeckers getting early morning snacks. An osprey eating while directing traffic on the path. Laughing gulls having “fun” on the beach Pelicans diving for fish. Things … Continue reading

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A beach in downtown St. Pete?

A few monk parakeets were flying around the parking lot. It was low tide on the beach and very few people were there so the shorebirds were napping.  Although, something kept spooking them and they would all take off flying … Continue reading

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Right before spring break at the beach.

  The laughing gulls were pairing up. Chasing each other and fighting over the ladies. Young herring gull with a snack. Blurry picture of a barn swallow. These guys rarely sit still. I saw him from across the lagoon. The … Continue reading

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Sandwich terns and laughing gulls at the beach

More drama from the juvenile sandwich terns. This time it was at Fort Desoto Park. The adult on the right was looking at me like “Lady, help me out here.” “I will not be ignored.” “Will anyone feed me?” There … Continue reading

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Baby owls at Fort Desoto

Walking towards the fishing pier, I saw these two osprey chasing each other. This was all I saw on the beach next to the pier. It was so windy the few laughing gulls were hunkered down together. Other shorebirds and … Continue reading

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Gulls fighting over a tiny fish.

“Gimmi that fish!” “HaHa, I got it.” “Give it back I said.” “Now I’m gonna get it.” “Mine, Mine, Mine” I left work right after it had stopped raining. I knew traffic on the bridge was going to be bad … Continue reading

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