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Getting up close with Florida critters.

Up close with a ruddy duck. And black bellied whistling ducks.  One was missing an eye A pretty lady wood duck. A very important sign.  Even the night heron standing in front of it should not be fed. “Hooo’s there?” … Continue reading

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Largo Nature Preserve

Little critters. The little critters in the 2nd shot are making more little critters. A sleepy night heron and a green heron standing at attention. A couple of grackles having words. Some juvenile grackles waiting to be fed. Young moorhens. … Continue reading

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Fun flying faces

Red bellied woodpecker Carolina chickadees Yellow crowned night heron My favorite little titmouses. A young mockingbird Northern parula Osprey flyby Juvenile little blue heron in a sea of green and purple. Curious baby great horned owls from high up in … 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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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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Two legs and Four legs

Lots of birds flying by, an osprey adding to a nest and a night heron. A great blue heron standing on a nest doing a mating dance (flirting). The nest closest to the trail had a parent waiting for the … 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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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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“There’s no place like home”

I’ve been seeing a little blue heron around the channel behind our house lately.  One day he’s on the fence, the next day he is on our neighbor’s mast. A very young night heron was under our neighbor’s dock at … Continue reading

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Things in my yard and neighborhood

I went for an after dinner walk and found this duck family in the pond near my house. I’ve been seeing this pretty creme mallard for a while now.  I saw the family recently and the babies were getting big. … Continue reading

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