Tag Archives: anhinga

Benefits of the drought

It’s not often you can find a benefit in something like a drought.  For nature photographers it does have some benefit.  As ponds dry up they get smaller and the critters preyed on by our wading birds get concentrated in … Continue reading

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A Better Day at the Rookery

My camera club had a followup visit to the Venice Rookery last Tuesday.  It was a much, much better morning for shooting with plenty of activity on the island and the surrounding area.  The hard part wasn’t what to shoot … 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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It’s the season for baby birds

The Great Horned Owls are coming along at the History Park and I discovered a Sandhill Crane nest in a gas station retention pond.  Here you can see the baby owls. The Sandhills haven’t hatched yet so there is always … Continue reading

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Flying lessons

I took an internet friend to a couple of local bird locations to show him what the area was like.  We met at the Punta Gorda History Park to take a look at the Great Horned Owls which had taken over … Continue reading

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Another visit to Venice Rookery

I needed to go up to Sarasota today.  My picture of a Ramburs Forktail took an honorable mention in a juried show of the Sarasota Camera Club.  I stopped by the Venice rookery on the way to see what the … Continue reading

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Yet another trip to Ponce de Leon park

Sorry, I really want to hit some other places but, demands of the season mean quick local trips for my morning walk.  There are a few other areas of Babcock-Webb that I want to introduce you to but, they’ll have … Continue reading

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