Tag Archives: osprey

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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Birds, Bunnies and Squirrels, Oh My!

There were lots of bunnies running around the Botanical Gardens. This young moorhen ran across the sidewalk in front of me.  Soon the rest of the family followed. They were heading for the tiny pond with the fountain in it. … Continue reading

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Amost grown up at work

We thought we had lost the baby osprey early on.  We could barely see the tops of their heads and then one day we noticed both parents were off the nest that morning and then when I was leaving work … Continue reading

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Growing up at work

For several years we’ve had osprey babies growing up in the parking lot at work.  The nest is on a light post that no one parks under anymore.  No one wants to clean up big baby bird poo off their … Continue reading

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Blue Grosbeaks and a few other birds

Blue grosbeaks were all over Fort Desoto during spring migration back in late April.  The all blue ones are males and the blue and brown one is a juvenile male that will eventually be all blue. Hanging out on the … 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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“Oh say can you see!!”

This is what you see when you drive into Fort Desoto. This picture does not do it justice. It’s huge. Blooming things on the trail. Usual birds on the pier. A cormorant and a few snowy egrets. Pelicans everywhere. The … Continue reading

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Critters in the backyard

This lady kingfisher has been a regular visitor this past winter. She’s either on the dock or on the boat lift poles. Mr Grumpy (great blue heron) sometimes naps on our dock. An anhinga paid a visit recently. My resident … 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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Big birds up high

Very young bald eagle soaring up high. An adult eagle coming right over my head. Across the marsh, I saw another eagle bringing a big branch back to the nest. A great egret going by with a snack. There’s always … Continue reading

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