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The big ones under water

You can get really close to the big swimmers under water at the Florida Aquarium in Tampa. Turtles, sharks and sting rays swim right up to the glass. The sting rays look like they have happy faces when they swim … Continue reading

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Up close with an osprey

After climbing 3 stories to the top of the observation tower at Lettuce Lake, I look over at the pine tree to the left of the tower and this guy was staring right at me. He’s looking at me like … Continue reading

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Babies and an eagle

Wood duck babies are so cute. I found this little family at a hidden pond at the Largo Botanical Gardens in May. After walking around the gardens, I headed over to Largo Nature Preserve and found this baby limpkin following … Continue reading

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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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