It’s been a while since I posted

But, I’ve still been shooting.  Here are a few pictures from the last few months.

A fish kill a few months ago brought out the vultures to clean up.  You usually see them up high.  This time it was easy to catch them in flight.

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A trip to Ollies Pond was really fruitful.  I caught a juvenile Little Blue Heron in the rushes for a closeup.  You can tell it from the Snowy Egrets by it’s green/yellow legs.

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Great Blue Herons were nesting on the other side of the pond.  The 200-500mm reached across for a shot I could crop to a useful size.

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And one of them was flying back and forth looking for nesting materials.

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Ollies suffered greatly from drought and it is in the process of recovery.  A lot of marsh plants grew on the rich bottom when it was exposed.  A bit of rain refilled the pond and they died off.  This is leaving a lot of rotting material to enrich the bottom again but it’s a bit ugly now.  Still good for the Moorhens who will help clean it up.

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A pair of male Grackles were making blustering mating displays for the local ladies.

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And a warbler was perched on a dead stalk looking quite dapper.

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I also found an Eagle’s nest near a local church.  I call this one ruffled feathers.

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‘Til we meet again.

 

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About birds n' bugs

Retired, living in SW Florida and spending my time at nature photography in my local area. I volunteer with a couple of local organizations to help my adopted home town. Travelling is now by airplane and car instead of a sailboat but happy anyway.
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One Response to It’s been a while since I posted

  1. Pat says:

    I enjoy all the photos, Brian

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