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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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A walk after work

I saw this lone spoonbill at the office park lake near my work. I noticed that his eye looked a little funny and he was banded. It seemed okay, just sleepy. Not sure what these baby mallards were trying to … Continue reading

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Lots of the same.

Always a lot of vultures on the trails here. Tons of hawks too. Many green herons. Soon there will be more moorhens. The usual glossy ibis, wood stork with a stick, a snowy egret and a juvenile night heron all … Continue reading

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Watching Bambi grow up

A few weeks after my trip to Chesnut Park in the rain after work, I headed back for another walk on a Saturday morning. The babies are usually hiding in the woods on Saturday mornings since the park is pretty … Continue reading

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Chesnut Park in September

The little titmouse are so cute. They are very curious. The titmouse was watching the yellow throated warbler going by. A very young red bellied woodpecker. He hasn’t got his red feathers on his head yet. A lady cardinal with … Continue reading

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A walk after work

Sitting up on the bell tower, the osprey are nesting here again this season. Mr “Yellow Big Feet” walking by. The grackles get no respect but they are pretty when the sun shines on them. So much for the “Squirrel … Continue reading

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Pretty birds doing everyday things.

A purple gallinule shining through the reeds. A pretty common yellowthroat in the shade. A cute grebe floating around. A little blue heron taking a gulp. A red-eyed vireo being shy. A downy woodpecker high up in a tree. A … Continue reading

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Little Bambi is getting big

I got a brief glimpse of the baby heading into the woods. Early in the morning the deer walk along the road through the park and graze. As more people come into the park, the deer head into the woods. … Continue reading

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Typical birds on a Saturday morning

Crazy young mockingbird. Great blue heron soaking up the morning sun. A moorhen taking a bath. A white ibis high up in a tree.   Wild parrots are common at the Largo Nature Preserve. A very young little blue heron … Continue reading

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In the swamp

Things I saw on a recent trip to Chesnut Park. The alligator picture was taken through the slats of the boardwalk rail so he wasn’t that close. The little bird in the bush is a great crested flycatcher.  He was … Continue reading

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