Tag Archives: pelicans

“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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A new bird and some old ones

I finally made it down to Fort Desoto to see the smooth billed ani. This counts as a new bird for me.  I had seen the grooved billed ani at Boyd Hill Park back in 2011.  The smooth billed had … Continue reading

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Another episode of “Being a Tourist on the Beach”

s I rarely go to Clearwater Beach anymore.  It’s very crowded and cost a fortune to park, if you can get a parking spot. Although, it is fun to go over every once in while to see what’s going on. … Continue reading

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Looking for a bird

I spent an early Saturday morning looking for a smooth billed ani. I eventually found it but while I was looking around the crazy Nanday parakeets came flying into a tree near the area. I could hearing them screaming as … Continue reading

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On the beach at Fort Desoto

The usual things you see on the beach at Fort Desoto Park.

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Saturday morning at Fort Desoto

A few of the crazy parrots that have taken over the park. Red bellied woodpeckers getting early morning snacks. An osprey eating while directing traffic on the path. Laughing gulls having “fun” on the beach Pelicans diving for fish. Things … Continue reading

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Love is in the air

All of the pelicans at Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park were getting frisky. The pelicans are in an open pond and are free to go but they all have permanent injuries so they live here. There was lots of action going … Continue reading

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Sunset in May

Beautiful sun going down on Fort Desoto Park. Happy 4th of July weekend!

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A beautiful view from the nest.

Napping on the nest. The great horned owl mom and baby were not very active the morning I stopped by. There’s a younger baby behind the mom but I only saw a tiny bit of fuzz pop up. The osprey … Continue reading

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A flashback of when I was 10.

These fish were already filleted so I’m not sure why they were hanging here. Maybe to advertise how much fish you can catch on their boat? The great egrets were hanging around trying to peck at the fish on dock. … Continue reading

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