Tag Archives: Punta Gorda History Park

Nikon V1 with the Nikkor 55-200mm VR kit lens

The Nikkor 55-200mm VR is a common kit zoom for the DSLR range. I tried one on my Nikon V1 using the FT-1 adapter. I had previously tried other AF-S lenses but felt that they were cumbersome and the requirement … Continue reading

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A Hairstreak Butterfly

I found this fellow in the Punta Gorda History Park. It’s a Grey Hairstreak. These have a bit of a disguise. The ends of the wing have little extensions that flutter about in the breeze. It almost look like there … Continue reading

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It’s the season for baby birds

The Great Horned Owls are coming along at the History Park and I discovered a Sandhill Crane nest in a gas station retention pond.  Here you can see the baby owls. The Sandhills haven’t hatched yet so there is always … 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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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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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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Pileated Woodpecker Gender Differences

We have a pair of Pileated Woodpeckers – Dryocopus pileatus building a nest in the vacant lot next to the Punta Gorda History Park.  I noticed them while looking at the Great Horned Owls.  These usually shy birds were so … Continue reading

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