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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting Moment

Fleeting moment did you say?  Well, here is part of a fleet of racing sailboats on Charlotte Harbor in Punta Gorda FL.  They are converging on a mark and it’s a close race.  There is another fleeting moment in the … Continue reading

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Pelican feeding dives

An internet forum post on trying to get pictures of feeding Brown Pelicans – Pelecanus occidentalis got me to pull out these pictures of the behavior.  None are particularly great photographs but, they do illustrate the events.  The pelican begins … Continue reading

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Pelican Landings

We have a lot of Brown Pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) that are permanent residents in the area.  One of the better spots to observe them is Ponce De Leon Park in Punta Gorda but, there are plenty of others around Charlotte … Continue reading

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Another Ponce Pelican Post

This guy just decided to perch on a piling right a the boat ramp. I was able to walk up to about 6 feet from him. They usually take off pretty quickly but, I think this one has been mooching … Continue reading

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One more Great Blue Heron and a couple of Pelicans

I just can’t resist the shots of the birds hanging around the boat ramp at Ponce de Leon Park.  The city has posted no fishing signs to keep human anglers out of the way of boat launching activities but the … Continue reading

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Eastern Brown Pelicans – Pelicanus occidentalis carolinensis

While the Eastern Brown Pelican is still considered threatened in some states, it is doing just fine in Florida.  I see them everywhere around Charlotte Harbor although favorite places are Ponce de Leon Park, Placida, Fisherman’s Village and just about … Continue reading

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