Tag Archives: mangroves

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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My first trip to Ding Darling.

A cormorant and a green heron along the water. A juvenile night heron filling up on fiddler crabs. The fiddler crabs were out by the thousands since it was a low tide. Pretty purple. Mangroves at low tide. You can … Continue reading

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Saturday morning at Fort Desoto.

This black bellied plover was washing his face. Is this a Cooper’s hawk or a northern harrier?  It was flying across the north beach. White pelicans all in a row. Stumpy getting a snack. The osprey was not going to … Continue reading

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Growing in the backyard

This is my view looking out the kitchen window. Our neighbor’s plant has gotten so big it is over the fence. Plant in the yard. Poinsettia in hanging baskets. These do stay red through the spring. Around our fence. These … Continue reading

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