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Morning walk with the usual suspects.

The anhingas are always along the trail striking a pose. All of the usuals: green heron, wood stork, snowy egret and limpkin. I’ve been seeing the purple gallinules on a regular basis in the same spot. The one with the … Continue reading

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A walk after work

The lake at Kapok Park are full of turtles. People feed them and they come close to the boardwalk.  Look at those fingernails! A cute grebe shying away. The red-winged blackbirds come close the boardwalk as well. Both a male … Continue reading

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These purple clowns make me laugh.

The purple gallinules are so much fun to watch. They are like little purple clowns trying to navigate the plants. If they walk out on a stem that can’t hold their weight, they slide down to the end and try … Continue reading

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Pretty birds doing everyday things.

A purple gallinule shining through the reeds. A pretty common yellowthroat in the shade. A cute grebe floating around. A little blue heron taking a gulp. A red-eyed vireo being shy. A downy woodpecker high up in a tree. A … Continue reading

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Pretty as a peacock

I only see purple gallinules in central Florida. Usually at Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland which is where I saw this guy. They are in the same family as moorhens (also known as common gallinules) and those are all … Continue reading

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Two baby gallinule families!

I get to the lake, park and walk out on the sidewalk. I’m thinking “I may not be able to find that purple gallinule family in this big pond. As I’m standing there thinking that, a purple gallinule flies right … Continue reading

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Spring walk at Circle B Bar Reserve

Yes, another purple gallinule picture. I’ve seen more this past couple of months than in the entire 5 years I’ve been looking for birds. Although, on my most recent trip to Circle B Bar Reserve, I didn’t see any so … Continue reading

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Near the water at Circle B Bar Reserve – Skywatch Friday

This sora rail has been hanging out at the corner of Marsh Rabbit Run trail and Heron Hideout trail for a couple of months now. I’m assuming he’ll head back up north soon for the summer. Purple gallinules have been … Continue reading

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Same ole birds at the “Bar”.

Purple gallinule giving me the eye. They have been very entertaining this past month. Tricolored heron standing at attention. One of the hundreds of black bellied whistling ducks. Fly over. Pretty grebe posing for me. Another one showing me his … Continue reading

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Little to big

The tiniest bird I saw that day. A blue-gray gnatcatcher looking up. Not too much bigger is the eastern phoebe. You can usually find them hanging out at the intersection of Marsh Rabbit Run and Heron Hideout. A little bit … Continue reading

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