Category Archives: Bird

Northern Cardinal – Cardinalis cardinalis

Like the Anhinga whose scientific name is Anhinga Anhinga the Northern Cardinal uses the same name twice, Cardinalis Cardinalis. This young couple has decided to set up housekeeping in the neighborhood.  I’ve been seeing them for a while.  I’ve been … Continue reading

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Some leftover birds and a spider

From time to time I take an interesting shot and throw it into a directory where I put images I want to write a blog post about.  But, sometimes I don’t get around to it and some of these may … Continue reading

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Red Bellied Woodpecker – Gender differences

A dead palm tree on a vacant lot down the street has attracted a pair of Red-bellied Woodpeckers who have decided to nest there.  It may not be a good choice since the owners have just had a dock and … Continue reading

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At Last

We were away for a few days and when I returned, the young heron had finally left the nest.  Now I can start looking for other things to shoot while I’m on my walk. Oh, wait, there is another pair … Continue reading

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Sole Survivor

The other morning I went down to Ponce Park after a few days of poor weather.  It was still cool and somewhat misty.  Having missed a few days I had figured that the remaining juvenile Great Blue Heron would have … Continue reading

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Afraid of heights?

Another trip to see if the last of the pair of Great Blue Herons had left the nest.  ‘Chicken’ was quite active but still couldn’t make the change from nestling to full flight.  I watched it for about 20 minutes … Continue reading

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The last one standing

It looks like one of the Great Blue Heron babies has left the nest.  Yesterday I thought both would be gone but apparently one has decided to stay behind for a while.  Too bad, Mom and Dad are no longer … Continue reading

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The Bully Bird

This morning, as usual, I walked down to Ponce Park.  I went out on the fishing pier hoping for some feeding activity.  I must have been late for breakfast because most of the birds seemed to be relaxing.  There were … Continue reading

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Flight Play

Today looked to be a development milestone for the Great Blue Heron babies at Ponce De Leon Park.  It was the first time I saw one of them beginning to stretch it’s wings and flap them like it was flying.  … Continue reading

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They are growing up fast

After a couple of miserable days it brightened a bit and I managed to get a few more shots of the juvenile Great Blue Herons.  Mom and Dad were away and they were left to fend for themselves in the … Continue reading

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