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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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They grow up so fast – Great Horned Owls

The baby owls are growing up fast at the Punta Gorda History Park.  On March 1st they were little fuzzballs who never left the nest. On March 27th, they still feed in the nest but, are beginning to take the … Continue reading

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