Tag Archives: night heron

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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Largo Nature Preserve

Nesting is in full swing for the osprey in the area.  I don’t think they have eggs yet since they both left the nest at the same time for a while. It looks like they were working on getting it … Continue reading

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A roadtrip to see floating cows – Skywatch Friday

Statue of a manatee at the entrance to the Manatee Viewing Center. Manatees kissing? A night heron cruising around the manatee area. Coming up for air. What a nose! This one was floating on his back. He started floating towards … Continue reading

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Largo Nature Preserve

The usual friendly gnatcatcher. Some type of warbler?  Looks like a palm warbler but they don’t have the white tips on their wings. Osprey right over the boardwalk. Female anhinga right over the boardwalk. Weird spiky plant. This guy was … Continue reading

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