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Catch and Release – Great Blue Heron Style

I went out for an afternoon walk yesterday.  I took my Nikon V2 and 70-300mm CX along just-in-case because hot afternoons are usually slow times for nature shooting.  But, I was wrong.  When I crossed the last bridge towards Ponce … Continue reading

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Palm Beach County Nature Centers – Wakodahatchee Wetlands

The Wakodahatchee Wetlands are interesting.  It sounds like an indian name but it is actually modern since Wakodahatchee means ‘created waters’.  The water you see in these wetlands is the output of the sewage treatment plant.  Yuk??  No, the water … Continue reading

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Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program Calendars

For those of you who have been taking photos in the Peace and Myakka River watersheds, it’s time again to send three of your best to the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program Calendar contest.  The entries are due by July 14th.   … Continue reading

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Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)

My local rookery has a number of Cormorant nests with plenty of birds about.  Unfortunately, I missed breeding plumage which consists of little white crests on their heads.  They nest in colonies and are pretty boisterous. Here are a few … Continue reading

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Around town

I took a short run to a couple of my favorite places in town. The History Park and a nearby golf course. The owls are still at the history park but, photographically, they are pretty uninteresting. Owls sit very, very … Continue reading

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Cormorants and Anhingas

Cormorants and Anhingas are two water birds of similar size and appearance. Unlike ducks, neither has natural oil in their feathers and so tend to get waterlogged as they swim. The result is that both also pose with outspread wings … Continue reading

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