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After work walk at Sawgrass Lake Park

Little critters. Swimming critters. A scarlet tanager high up in a tree with a snack and a pair of doves that were flirting. A squirrel eating a branch. Stopped by Sawgrass Lake park after work in late May for a … Continue reading

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More assorted fun at the zoo

Pretty birds in the aviaries. Cutest family at the zoo. This gives a whole new meaning to “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” The resident injured eagle had climbed the tree and was hanging out on a low … Continue reading

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Looking for babies in early August.

In early August I made it to Chesnut Park before 8am.  I drove to the back of the park to walk the back boardwalk first before the weekend crowds got there. The parking area was full of deer. I parked … Continue reading

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Some new things at the Botanical Gardens

I think these are both a 5 stripe skink. This is the first time I’ve been able to get a shot of one. The top one is a juvenile and the bottom is an adult male. Tiny critters in the … Continue reading

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A walk after work

Cormorants taking a break at the pond. One has a friend with him. Trying to share the same space. The anhingas were drying off. Side profile and front profile. These guys have funny faces. A great blue heron with his … Continue reading

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A typical morning in central Florida.

I still haven’t seen any news on this great blue heron nest. A while ago there was a great blue heron always sitting on the nest for weeks. Then it was abandoned.  Weeks later when I was there, I saw … Continue reading

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Another edition of “Funny Faces at the Zoo”

Another hot morning at the Lowry Park Zoo in mid-August. The zoo really cleaned the glass on the manatee window. I put my Iphone up to the glass and snapped the above.

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The almost usual stuff at the lake.

White pelicans who should have been north by now. They were still hanging around central Florida in May. Ibis flyby. The beautiful black neck swans were nesting. I don’t know if the babies hatched. Nosy goose. Grackle with a snackle. … Continue reading

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Fun stuff at our Key West hotel

Our hotel in Key West was right in the heart of all the action. Blocks from Mallory Square, feet from Duval street and the marina a few blocks over. You would not think there was a little oasis in the … Continue reading

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A walk after work

A baby grackle getting his footing. “Ha, Ha, I got weeds stuck on my beak.” A kildeer couple at the back pond. This is the first time I’ve seen kildeer here. Mossy turtle drying off. Tons of bunnies along the … Continue reading

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