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Killing time at the feeders

You can always find a carolina wren at the nature center.   Little critters buzzing around the flowers near the feeders at the nature center. A bunny hops by. I made a new friend sitting on the boardwalk waiting for … Continue reading

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Green is good

The rainy season in August caused the lake at Lettuce Lake Park to flood, raising the plants and bringing them closer to the boardwalk. Everything looked fresh and green one morning right after a shower. At first I thought this … Continue reading

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My favorite little birds

Northern parula. Titmouse are fun. Including the juvenile one in the bottom 2 pictures. Screaming for Mom to bring food. This year I’ve seen a lot of chickadees around. They’ve been very accommodating. I thought there was going to be … Continue reading

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Lettuce Lake Park

The usual suspects at the lake. There wasn’t many little birds there but I did catch the above northern parula and carolina wren. A few wood ducks floating around. Teeny tiny critters along the boardwalk. Just a few things from … Continue reading

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Spoonbills at Lettuce Lake Park

Due to the drought we’ve had in April and May, the water level was very low at Lettuce Lake Park in north Tampa. Before I got to the boardwalk I noticed a lot of pink near the shoreline of the … Continue reading

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Fun stuff at Lettuce Lake Park.

In early December.

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Feeling like Tarzan

Lettuce Lake Park has an observation tower on the boardwalk that is several stories high. On the top level you can see into the tall trees that have been growing there forever. The park has some great really old trees … Continue reading

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Early December walk at Lettuce Lake Park.

I’ve seen lots of green herons lately. You can always find black crowned night herons near the boardwalk. Yes, more cute gnatcatchers. Some type of warbler with a snack Another type of warbler with a snack. An uncommon for Tampa … Continue reading

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Beauties and Beasts

A juvenile little blue heron in the swamp. A very young night heron. Another young little blue heron across the lake. Trying to blend in. A downy woodpecker working on a hole. “This tree smells funny.” It looks like fall, … Continue reading

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A blue-gray day

The blue-gray gnatcatchers have invaded us for the winter. They are everywhere. They are easy to hear and spot. They have a very distinct high pitch and are constantly on the move so you can see them bouncing from branch … Continue reading

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