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Killdeer – Charadrius vociferus

The Killdeer – Charadrius vociferus is a small plover that makes it’s nest on the ground.  It is an attractive little bird that I can find near ponds and meadows pretty easily.     If they happen to be nesting and you get … Continue reading

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Nikon P7100 with the Nikon WC-E75A Wideangle Converter

I mentioned the Nikon WC-E75A and UR-E22 adapter in a previous post.  Today, I went to the Punta Gorda Nature Park to see how it had fared with the rains and flooding of Tropical Storm Debby.  It was hard to tell.  … Continue reading

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More with the Nikon P7100 and Raynox 150 macro lens

My first experiment (below) with the Raynox 150 on the Nikon P7100 convinced me that I should try it again.  So, I headed off to the butterfly garden at the Punta Gorda History Park to see what it would do. … Continue reading

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Sawgrass Lake Park

We were in St. Petersburg FL over the weekend for a get together and I took some time to look at the local parks.  One interesting one I found was Sawgrass Lake Park at 7400 25th St. N, 33702.  There … 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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Guess where I am

This is NOT Florida.  I was ready to shoot this arch of 300 year old beech trees over a road when the cyclists decided it would be a great place to stop.  It only took a shor while to load … Continue reading

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Little Blue Heron color changes

I found a Little Blue Heron – Egretta caerulea in Ponce de Leon Park this afternoon. It was showing full mating colors with a brilliant patch of blue before it’s eyes. Once mating season is over this will fade to … Continue reading

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History Park Owls flying now

The babies are pretty well grown up now.  They are flying well and moving about in the trees in the evening.  I haven’t seen any indication of them hunting on their own yet but, thats most likely just lack of … Continue reading

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Cedar Waxwings – Bombycilla cedrorum

We have quite a few of these flocking in the area for the last couple of months.  I quite often see them in the pines at the Punta Gorda History Park and feeding on palms around the area.  They are small birds, … Continue reading

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Laughing Gull – Seasonal changes

The Laughing Gull – Larus atricilla – is a familiar bird on Florida shores.  Many of them winter here from the north and perhaps, our northern neighbors only see them with their familiar black head.  Down here in the winter … Continue reading

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