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Chesnut Park on a Saturday morning.

Standing on the observation tower, an osprey saw me and said “Hey, there’s Dina. I’m going to swing by and give her a hug.” or maybe not.  He just banked and kept cruising by. A juvenile moorhen eating yucky pond … Continue reading

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The usual stuff at Chesnut park

Nothing new on my recent walk around Chesnut Park. The catbirds are back for the winter and you could hear them calling all over the park. I have to laugh at myself. As I was driving out of the park … Continue reading

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Babies and an eagle

Wood duck babies are so cute. I found this little family at a hidden pond at the Largo Botanical Gardens in May. After walking around the gardens, I headed over to Largo Nature Preserve and found this baby limpkin following … Continue reading

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On the trail at Circle B Bar Reserve

Great egrets and spoonbills were in the air and in the muck. Bittern, limpkin, anhinga and wood stork on the trail. A house wren hiding in the bushes. Coot with cool feet. A kingfisher actually sitting still. Purple gallinule eating … Continue reading

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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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Morning walk with the usual suspects.

The anhingas are always along the trail striking a pose. All of the usuals: green heron, wood stork, snowy egret and limpkin. I’ve been seeing the purple gallinules on a regular basis in the same spot. The one with the … 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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Beauties and some beasts.

I saw this little froggie hopping around near the boardwalk. I rarely see them at all in the parks much less see them hop.  They usually hide pretty well. Then I realized it was because this guy was heading towards … Continue reading

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A Saturday morning walk at Chesnut Park

A dragonfly blending in. Cardinals on the boardwalk. Dirty faced squirrel. Pretty in the pond. Hanging on. I was having a conversation with this limpkin on the dock. He stayed and listened for a while until someone walked up with … Continue reading

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Growing up in the swamp

I was walking along the boardwalk at Lettuce Lake Park and look down and saw this limpkin family. The Mom was teaching the littlest one how to find the snails and get the food out. After feeding the last one, … Continue reading

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