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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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Flying things at the Botanical Gardens

A cat bird in the berry bushes. A young little blue heron in the lake. There is water under there. Tiny critters buzzing around. A house wren hanging on a Christmas decoration. This cute Carolina wren was giving me some … Continue reading

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Birds in the city

Lots of grackles and starlings around the park. For years, loggerhead shrikes have been hanging out along the fences at the airport on Davis Islands. Maybe they like the view. Pano of downtown Tampa, taken from Davis Islands. Pretty flowers … Continue reading

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Lots of little birds and a few big ones

Black and white warblers are hard to get. They stay close to the trunk in the shade. Downy woodpeckers usually let you get pretty close. Yellow throated warblers always stay up high. This one was hiding under a palm leaf. … Continue reading

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A weekend in the backyard

Ibis on our dock. Taken through the bedroom window. A great blue heron hanging out in our neighbor’s yard. A little blue heron in our other neighbor’s yard. The osprey on our neighbor’s sailboat mast. It was a windy day … Continue reading

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The duckling and the rainbow

Mom and the only child came swimming down the channel toward our dock. I ran out with my camera to take a few shots and they came close to the dock. The duckling was trying to eat the bugs on … Continue reading

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Reflections

I walked up to the north beach marsh at Fort Desoto in late March. Up ahead, I could see at least 9 photographers on the ground taking pictures of something.  As I closer, I realized it was the above spoonbill. … Continue reading

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Bad pictures of a new duck.

I found the American wigeon that had been spotted at Largo Nature Preserve. A first for me on this fairly common duck. All in front of the picture, they were hanging out with some coots and moorhens. Of course, they … Continue reading

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Still looking for that great cormorant with no luck.

A week later I was still looking for that great cormorant. Back at the boat ramp, I still only saw double crested cormorants. Ring billed gulls had taken over the boat ramp. They were all lined up. Not many boats … Continue reading

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Typical and not so typical at Circle B Bar Reserve

Typical green heron. He was not paying attention to me. Not so typical american bittern. They only visit in the winter and are usually really hard to find. Several other people were watching this one already. Typical little blue heron … Continue reading

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