Trail full of birds

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There were a few tiny birds at Honeymoon Island Park at the end of January. Tons of yellow rumped warblers and the last one is an eastern towhee.

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The parking lot was full of yellow rumped warblers. They thought the cars were something to play on.

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A very young bald eagle flew by as I headed out on the trail.

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I always see kestrels in the winter here.

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The trail was full of osprey. They were eating, preening and doing a few other things. That last one I took directly in the sun but it was too funny not to post.

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I found a headless osprey in a tree.

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Oh wait, he was just turned around.

All of the usuals at Honeymoon Island State Park.

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Around the neighborhood

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Ducks at the neighborhood pond. I haven’s seen a creme colored one around here before.

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Another morning of having to wait for ducks to cross the road on the way to work.

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My neighborhood osprey finally came back. He’s been gone since March. I’m assuming he’s been off nesting and raising babies. He usually comes back in early July but this year it was late August. Now he sleeps on my neighbor’s sailboat mast and eats his meals on my neighbors dock.

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Stormy night through the kitchen window.

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View from the backyard. After the storm, the sun peaked out right before it went down.

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Close by where I live, a phone pano of a storm coming in.

A few things around the neighborhood in early September.

 Skywatch Friday

On the dock at Lake Hancock – Skywatch Friday

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Snowy egret hanging on some reeds.

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A great egret flies close to the dock looking for fish.

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I guess he was looking for fish.

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He was hovering over the water. I never did see him catch anything.

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An osprey flies close by.

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White pelicans were still floating in the big lake in early May.

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A cormorant drying out in the trees.

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A limpkin family was down the trail.

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They had two babies.

Just a few things along Alligator Alley trail at Circle B Bar Reserve. The other main trail was still closed due to alligator mating and babies. Things were winding down at the reserve. Babies were growing up. It was hot but there was a small breeze on the dock coming from the lake. It was a quiet place to hang out for a while before heading back to my car.

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