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Fun morning at Fort Desoto

“Don’t go in there” said the lizard. “I had beans for lunch.” Even the cactus were looking crispy from lack of rain. On the fishing pier, the pelican stole the fish from the cormorant. Flyby on the pier. Cormorant with … 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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Hidden behind some trees

Hiding behind trees at a very busy intersection in the Tampa Bay area is Possum Branch Preserve. There’s only a tiny sign on the fence and no real parking. You just pull onto the grass and park along the fence. … Continue reading

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5 days into winter and it’s still hot down here.

A lone pelican floating in the lake. Pretty pigeons. The obnoxious geese gang. A limpkin getting a snack. I’m thinking this is a palm warbler but not sure. A couple of coots. Sexy squirrel. Ibis at the lake. Random things … Continue reading

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Going fishing

Still working on my pelican diving shots. I still can’t seem to get a good picture of them going straight down with just their beaks hitting the water. They were flying close to the pier and the water was crystal … Continue reading

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Going fishin!

Sandwich terns completely ignoring me. “Hey guys look over here.” Junior on the left is yelling at Mom to go get some fish. Here is where you can find some bait fish. A net that hasn’t been completely emptied yet. … Continue reading

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More tourists than birds on the beach

Someone should tell this grackle that she’s not a shorebird. “Everybody run, there’s a grackle on the beach!” said no Willet ever. Juvenile royal tern. A sandwich couple flirting. She gets a fish instead of roses and chocolates. Prehistoric pelicans. … Continue reading

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After work on the beach

“Just leave me alone” says the pelican being bothered by the little kid. Check out the man’s back. Another good reason not to feed the gulls, other than it’s illegal. It’s all fun and games until someone gets pooped on. … Continue reading

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Quiet Saturday morning at Fort Desoto

  Pretty pelican floating by. A cormorant sleeping on the top of the light post. Dolphins were cruising by the pier. This osprey did not want to share his meal. After a closer look, I didn’t want it anyway. Climbing … Continue reading

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Birds in south Florida

Pelicans in the mangroves. Green herons were everywhere. My first Wurdemann’s Heron (parents are a great blue heron and a white morph great blue heron).  They are fairly rare and mostly seen in south Florida. Our sailboat captain pointed him … Continue reading

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