Monthly Archives: February 2013

Urban Ospreys

Here in SW Florida we have plenty of Ospreys. So many that they often find odd places to nest. In this case (two blocks from my house) they chose a utility pole. The power company tore it down a couple … Continue reading

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Punta Gorda History Park Owls

Well, the babies have taken flight. Not too far. Just to another pine with some branches which overlap. More of a hop than a flight really. I’ve seen the squirrels go further. It does make it harder to find them … Continue reading

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The Celery Fields, Sarasota FL

The Celery Fields is a park near Sarasota FL which has the active participation of the Audubon Society. There is a path to walk around the marshland and two boardwalks with a covered pavilion at the end for rainy days. … Continue reading

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Another visit to the the Venice Rookery

Last Friday, I was returning from Sarasota FL and decided to stop by the Venice Rookery. There was some fuss about the Rookery after some heavy landscaping work a year or so ago. The new plantings are doing well though … Continue reading

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Comparisons Nikon V1 with 30-110, 70-300 VR and 70-200 VR with TC-17E

This morning was bright, cold and windy. On my morning walk, I passed the palm snag and noticed the Red-Bellied Woodpecker trying to stay warm on the sunny side of the snag and out of the wind. I figured he … Continue reading

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A couple more from the Palm Snag

In the last post, I included a shot of an Osprey using a nearby palm snag as a lookout post and snack bar. That same snag houses a pair of Red-Bellied Woodpeckers in their new nest and a pair of … Continue reading

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Snags are home too.

A snag is a dead tree that is still standing or has recently fallen. They may be dead as trees but can support an abundance of life. Plenty of insects to feed the hungry birds but they are also nesting … Continue reading

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