Tag Archives: wood stork

Party in the marsh

  This spring we had a drought here in central Florida. The marshes at Circle B Bar Reserve had all dried up except for a tiny few spots. This one marsh still had some water in it so all of … Continue reading

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Lettuce Lake Park

The usual suspects at the lake. There wasn’t many little birds there but I did catch the above northern parula and carolina wren. A few wood ducks floating around. Teeny tiny critters along the boardwalk. Just a few things from … Continue reading

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Lots of the same.

Always a lot of vultures on the trails here. Tons of hawks too. Many green herons. Soon there will be more moorhens. The usual glossy ibis, wood stork with a stick, a snowy egret and a juvenile night heron all … Continue reading

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On the trail at Circle B Bar Reserve

Great egrets and spoonbills were in the air and in the muck. Bittern, limpkin, anhinga and wood stork on the trail. A house wren hiding in the bushes. Coot with cool feet. A kingfisher actually sitting still. Purple gallinule eating … Continue reading

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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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All birds, no bugs.

Crazy parrots along the utility poles near the parking lot. Pretty faces of the pied grebes. That last one thought I couldn’t see him behind the reeds. Flashes of white flying by. A very young anhinga that must have been … Continue reading

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They grow up so fast.

Scruffy looking baby egrets. I think these were snowy egrets. Baby blue herons sticking close together. Baby anhingas already grown up. Tiny baby wood stork on the nest. Baby great egrets in various stages of growing up. I was watching … Continue reading

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Up, Up and Away

Great egrets flying by. It was mid-May and birds were still gathering sticks for nests. All morning long they were flying back and forth from one set of bushes to another. A sandhill crane flies over the park. Wood storks … 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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Ducks on the farm

Pretty hybrid mallard saw me and came running over to give me a hug. “Oh wait, I thought you were someone else.” More crazy mallards showing off. A lone wood stork hung out with the ducks when people were feeding … Continue reading

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