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April showers bring May flowers

Spring starts early down here in central Florida. These were all taken at the end of February at Bok Tower Gardens.

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Honeymoon Island beach before the tourists get here.

After walking the nature trail at Honeymoon Island State Park, I headed over to the beach to see if there were any shorebirds hanging around. The usual birds were there: marbled godwits, royal terns and dowitchers. The waves were splashing … 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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The seasons change

In the same day at the same park it can look like several different seasons.  The white plants are blowing in the wind and it looks like snow. The cypress trees were turning orange and it looked like fall. The … 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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I’m in Oz?

It felt like it in late November at Circle B Bar Reserve. The entire preserve was covered in yellow. Bur marigolds bloom for a short time in late November in central Florida. Instead of the scarecrow and the cowardly lion, … Continue reading

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No birds at Chesnut Park.

Pretty things at Chesnut Park in late November.

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In the backyard

I caught this anhinga about to take  gulp of fish down at the other end of the channel. The above were taken back in late October.  The wintering belted kingfisher made an appearance in our channel and was hanging out … Continue reading

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End of summer, beginning of fall

All taken at Circle B Bar Reserve in mid-November. The cattails were exploding and so were the yellow bur marigolds.

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Beauties and Beasts

A juvenile little blue heron in the swamp. A very young night heron. Another young little blue heron across the lake. Trying to blend in. A downy woodpecker working on a hole. “This tree smells funny.” It looks like fall, … Continue reading

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