Tag Archives: snowy egret

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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The Usual Suspects.

  The usual suspects along the trail: pied grebe, sparrow, palm warbler, cardinal, snowy egret and a hawk that looks half asleep. This very handsome common yellowthroat was posing nicely for me. An osprey bringing home padding for the nest. … 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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Busy morning on the trail.

A wren hiding in the bushes. I think this is either a house or marsh wren. Cormorant fly-bys. Several limpkins were eating along the trail. So many limpkins have grown up right on the trail. They are not easily frightened. … Continue reading

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Birds at Lighthouse Beach

Close up of a juvenile reddish egret. He was hanging around the fisherman on the beach. Laughing gulls on the beach. One screaming and one hopping around on one foot. Snowy egrets around the pier. There’s always an osprey nest … Continue reading

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A rare hybrid and the usual birds at Fort Desoto.

A reddish egret hanging around the fishing pier. This is the rare hybrid that was seen recently hanging around the fishing pier. Local experts say it’s a cross between  a great blue heron and a great egret. He’s got a … Continue reading

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Saturday on the fishing pier.

Typical Florida sight. A great blue heron and a snowy egret on the light post. Panting in the heat. Hovering over the water.  Looking for a fish. The young osprey have been hanging around the fishing pier this summer. Giving me … Continue reading

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A baby and a common loon.

Lots of flirting still going on at the least tern nesting site on the beach.  The males bring their girlfriends a fish instead of roses.  There was only one baby but many adults still sitting on eggs. This is a … Continue reading

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Busy Saturday morning at the fishing pier.

The usual stuff at the Fort Desoto fishing pier.  Dolphins swimming by. Egrets stealing bait fish. A kid getting exciting over touching a fish for the first time. The young osprey are now eating their meals on the light posts … Continue reading

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Spring has sprung

The moorhens were playing “Leapfrog” in the channel.  Soon we’ll have “Leapfrog” babies. A snowy egret photobombed my spoony picture. The spoonies were trying to eat in peace but the ibis just kept following them. The spoonies in the last … Continue reading

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