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Female Boat-tailed Grackle

Happy 1-1-11. To start the New Year off, here is a good example of a female boat-tailed grackle. It is a large blackbird with a long tail. Although the male has a shiny black color, the female is brown. It … Continue reading

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Walk in the Surf

I saw this Ring-billed Gull walking in the surf of a warm late fall day in Jones Beach. The silhouette of the bird against the surf with glistening, specular highlights seems just the right image to make. This gull (Larus … Continue reading

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Ring-Billed Gull

These birds are ring-billed gulls (Larus delawarensis). Although called seagulls, most never see the sea. Ring-billed gulls are very common in North America. They have a yellow bill with a black ring near the tip. These are examples of adult … Continue reading

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Me vs Birds as Art

OK, I am in Florence, NC on the way north. But I couldn’t help posting about the Osprey photos on Art Morris’ blog, Birds as Art. His are great but most of mine are just as good IMHO. Go to … Continue reading

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Gatorland Photos

Spent last Thursday afternoon and Friday morning at the Gatorland rookery. Lot of birds and lots of gators. Walked along the boardwalk – each side had a great view. Gatorland is near Orlando and is generally a tourist attraction. But … Continue reading

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Ospreys at Middleton’s Fish Camp

Went to Middleton’s Fish Camp on Blue Cypress Lake yesterday to shoot Ospreys and Osprey nests. Blue Cypress Lake is in the middle of nowhere – nearest town is Yew Haw Junction. Completely undeveloped and pristine – a gorgeous lake … Continue reading

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Red Winged Blackbirds

Also at Wakodahatchee are many Red-Winged Blackbirds. Pretty common but the males are quite nice with their red and yellow shoulder feathers. Females are a subdued, streaky brown, almost like a large, dark sparrow. He and his mate are taking … Continue reading

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Little Green Heron Chicks Growing Up

Here are the three little green heron chicks taken today at Wakodahatchee. They are growing up fast. There are so many photographers at the site that it is sometimes difficult to get a spot to take pictures 🙂 Taken with … Continue reading

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Little Green Heron Chicks

The eggs have hatched! Here are the chicks tended by our Little Green Heron at Wakodahatchee! Canon 40D + Canon 300 f4 L IS.

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Little Green Heron & Eggs

This photo was taken this morning at Wakodahtchie Wetlands. The bird is a Little Green Heron and she is sitting on a clutch of three eggs. Hatching is estimated in a few days! Taken with my Canon 300 f4 L … Continue reading

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