Tag Archives: Ponce de Leon Park

Sportsmanlike conduct.

I often see herons and other birds hanging around the launch ramp and fishing piers at Ponce De Leon park. They are moochers and are looking for leftover bait at the end of the day. Quite often they are fed … Continue reading

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A walk to the park

This morning, I walked down to Ponce De Leon Park.  I hadn’t been there for a while even though it’s my closest city park.  When I got to the Peace River Wildlife Center I noticed a couple of Great Blue … 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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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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A morning walk in Ponce De Leon Park, Punta Gorda

This morning dawned nice and cool, perfect for a walk in Ponce De Leon Park.  It wasn’t too early for the fishermen and I found this fellow and his sons casting nets off the beach.  Along the seawall, the Morning … Continue reading

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Spider Lily – Hymenocallis liriosme

On the same trip to Ponce Park that I saw the spider webs in Spider Love I also found some Spider lilies on the shoreline in full bloom.  You don’t usually get to see them looking this good since the … 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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Learning the 10.5mm Fisheye Nikkor

Each new lens is an opportunity to do a little more and learn a little more.  I took a 10.5mm Fisheye Nikkor to the park this morning to see what I could get out of it.  The tide was well … 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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