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More pretty birds at Gatorland

A snowy egret was showing off. The snowy egrets and tricolored herons were sitting on eggs. Getting a stick for the nest. The never ending chore of grooming for great egrets. The last one still had his pretty green spring … Continue reading

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Pretty faces on the boardwalk.

Above are both great egrets. The first one an adult and the 2nd is almost grown up. The snowy egrets were strutting around and flirting. A tricolored heron sitting on a nest. Other tricolored herons were still strutting around. The … Continue reading

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Wild and resident animals at the zoo

The trees are full of wild ibis all over the zoo. The wild blue herons and tricolored herons were just starting to build their nests over the alligator exhibit. A zoo resident stork was sitting on a nest. By nature, … Continue reading

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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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