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Red things in the water at Fort Desoto

It’s always fun to see Red breasted mergansers swimming around near the shore line at Fort Desoto. They are always bobbing for fish and stay busy preening themselves.  There were several swimming around in a shallow lagoon near the north … Continue reading

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Annual spring fashion show at Gatorland

Cattle egrets have their flirting makeup on. The tricolored herons were showing off as well. The snowy egrets were still in the early flirting stage. The storks across the lake already had their babies. This great blue heron was too … Continue reading

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A walk after work

Sitting up on the bell tower, the osprey are nesting here again this season. Mr “Yellow Big Feet” walking by. The grackles get no respect but they are pretty when the sun shines on them. So much for the “Squirrel … Continue reading

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Reflections

I walked up to the north beach marsh at Fort Desoto in late March. Up ahead, I could see at least 9 photographers on the ground taking pictures of something.  As I closer, I realized it was the above spoonbill. … Continue reading

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A roadtrip to see floating cows – Skywatch Friday

Statue of a manatee at the entrance to the Manatee Viewing Center. Manatees kissing? A night heron cruising around the manatee area. Coming up for air. What a nose! This one was floating on his back. He started floating towards … Continue reading

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The Land of Oz (only with marigolds instead of poppies)

The preserve was in full yellow bloom. The burr marigolds were all over the place. It looked like the land of Oz on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Sandhill crane way out in the marsh. Anhinga showing off in the marigolds. … Continue reading

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In the Marsh – Skywatch Friday

Not a pretty morning but still a pretty place. The yellow flowers were just starting to come out. Tricolored heron in the muck. Green heron trying to blend in. Pretty little pied (grebe). House wren hiding in the bushes. “Run … Continue reading

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A walk after work in early July.

Green heron on the shoreline of the lake. I’m assuming this cardinal can see himself in the window?  He kept banging on it. Maybe he could see food inside. Tricolored heron posing for me. A very young grackle. A red … Continue reading

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A walk after work.

The usual dragonfly on a stick shot. Same as above but blue. Small alligator in the lake. I’m not sure what that cotton looking stuff is floating on the lake. I’m sure it’s some type of algae? This turtle was … Continue reading

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Last trip to Circle B Bar Reserve – Skywatch Friday

What is this tricolored heron looking at? Turkey vulture upclose. They were everywhere at the park. The trail was full of these queen anne’s lace plants. The marsh was full of these purple plants. Not sure what they are. Only … Continue reading

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