Category Archives: Park

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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We have TWINS!!!

After a couple of very cool days where I saw only portions of a baby Great Blue Heron we finally had a warm sunny day.  That meant no more hunkering down with mommy and there was a fair amount of … Continue reading

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A new arrival at Ponce Park

I’ve mentioned the Great Blue Herons nesting on an Osprey platform at the Wildlife Center.  Well,  yesterday, I saw some movement in the nest and got my first peek at the new arrival.  Mom has been standing on the nest … Continue reading

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A snake in the grass and trying out glass

The morning walk was down to Ponce again.  The Great Blue Herons appear to have mated and have eggs in the nest.  I can’t see them but the female has gone broody and is down on the nest most of … Continue reading

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Ponce Park Pelican Procreation Preparation

Sorry, couldn’t miss taking the opportunity for an alliterative title.  Our local Brown Pelicans are beginning to change into their breeding colors and act in flocks and pairs.  That means that the rookery in the mangroves will be filling up … Continue reading

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Lee County Nature – Prairie Pines Preserve

Whenever we go to Fort Myers for some reason I notice a sign for the Prairie Pines Preserve on the north side of town just past Del Prado Blvd.  I never had the time to stop off so decided to … Continue reading

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A couple of spiders from Ponce Park

While hanging around waiting for the GBH to do something active, I started looking in the Sea Grape below the nest.  There was a large chaotic spider web there and after looking around a bit I found the spider that … Continue reading

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Landing Sequence

I visited the Great Blue Herons at the Wildlife Center again this morning.  The light was right for the nest on the pole and the wind was perfect to bring the birds in at a good light angle.  I knew … Continue reading

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